It has come to light that, Senior Secondary schools in Ghana risk closure over the lack of funds for food.
According to some headteachers in the Eastern Region, who spoke to Starr FM, government since the beginning of the 2019/2020 academic year have not disbursed funds for food.
The Education Ministry on January 8, 2020, gave assurance that Senior High Schools will receive funds for the academic year within 10 days.
However, Starr News checks indicates, funds have still not been disbursed to the Schools almost three weeks into the academic year.
This has greatly affected the smooth running of the schools since these schools depend largely on government to operate.
Some headmasters who spoke to Starr News, under the condition of anonymity described the situation as “terrible”. One of them noted, “I had to feed students from my pocket from last week and this week”.
The Ghana Education Service has pleaded with the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary School (CHASS), to remain calm while the government sought out its financial obligation to the schools.
However, CHASS has also given notices that they may not be able to endure for that long.
It has directed its members to inform District, Municipal and Metropolitan Directors of Education of the situation in their respective schools and the number of days they can sustain running the school, while they wait on the Regional Directors for advice.
Source: Star Fm