GH¢ 67m has been released to Colleges of Education for trainees feeding – Dr. Adutwum


The Honourable Minister of Education Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has disclosed that the government has released over GH¢ 67 million to Colleges of Education for the feeding of teacher trainees.

This comes as a result of the announcement made by the Principals of Colleges of Education that teacher trainees will be fed twice a day from 23rd April to 30th April 2022 and later be made to feed themselves after 8th May 2022 due to delay in government releasing of the trainees six months feeding arrears.

Addressing the issue the Minister of Education Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has officially disclosed that the government through the ministry of finance has released a total of GH¢67,942,662 to Principals of various colleges of Education to solve the issue.

“I know you may have heard the media reports, many calling on us to hear the plight of PRINCOF, the government has intervened by releasing GHC67,942,662 to all Colleges of EDUCATION,” he said

In an official statement, PRINCOF said, “suppliers have backed their threats of not supplying any food items to Colleges with concrete action by not supplying Colleges with any food items until they have been paid monies owed them.”

They however outlined some measures to ensure the smooth run of the academic year.

1. Trainee teachers will be provided with two meals, breakfast and supper only, for one week, from April 23 to April 30, 2022.
2. Trainee teachers from May 1 to May 8, 2022, shall be given lunch only.
3. After May 8, trainee teachers would be asked to provide their meals until their feeding allowances are paid.
4. Food vendors are being encouraged to increase the number of daily meals they cook for sale to students.

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