The leadership of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Senior Secondary Schools has called on the government and other stakeholders in Education to provide Basic schools in the country with furniture and food to keep the schools running.
The president of CHASS is appealing to the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service to provide Schools with food within the week to ensure that there is the sustainability of food for students.
Speaking on Citi news the president of CHASS, Abubakar Yakub, indicated that even though the distribution of the food has started in some of the schools but it is not enough to sustain their stay in school.
He explained that is always best for government to supply food items to senior high schools ahead of time and also make sure furniture which is one of the major challenges confronting most basic schools is provided.
“We’ve already made them aware that we need to sit and do proper planning and ensure that some of these things go to the schools before school reopens. That way you can do a proper management of the school, otherwise you find a lot of heads engaged in the issue of food when they should rather concentrate on how they can get quality outcomes as far as education at their level is concerned,” Abubakar said
Abubakar Yakub further indicated that there are no furniture and bed in most Schools to accommodate freshmen and women who be reporting to schools in April this year. He, therefore, appeals to the government to ensure that all these things are made available to the schools before April.
But the Honourable Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has assured that all the resources needed for running basic schools will be made available before April 2022 when school resumes.
“We are coming up with new ways of making sure that they get the resources that they need to run the school well. This year, we are going to give them the list of all the food items they should be receiving so that if the item is not in, they will know and follow-up with the Buffer-Stock Company,” Dr. Adutwum stated