SHS Food Crisis: Headmasters Soliciting Help From Churches To Feed Students
Some headmasters of mission senior High Schools in the Eastern Region are soliciting emergency support from their churches to help feed hungry students.
A headmaster in one of the mission schools who spoke to Starr News under condition of anonymity revealed that the school has run out of food making it difficult to feed the students hence out of frustration, he wrote to the Church for emergency intervention.
The intervention by the Church sustained the school for few weeks but is currently almost out of stock again.
Meanwhile, the Eastern Regional branch of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) has sent a resolution to the Ministry of Education after an emergency meeting on Tuesday July 12,2022 , on the shortage of food in the schools.
Excerpts of the resolution states“Suppliers of food items for some time now have been supplying underweight items to the schools. An example is 100 kg of Maize has been reduced to 50 kg or 60 kg”.
CHASS also lamented over nonpayment of arrears making management of the schools very difficult.
“Since 2021, funds meant for recurrent [expenses], have been released once. By extension, recurrent funds are in arrears since 2021 and 6 months into 2022,”
The Eastern Regional chapter of CHASS has therefore recommended to Ghana Education Service (GES) to either closed down the schools by Friday July 15,2022 or direct parents to either feed their wards or pick them home until the situation normalizes .
Senior High Schools in the country have run out of food . The Upper West branch of CHASS served notice last week of imminent closure of the schools due to the situation.
The National Buffer Stock company has however said it has dispatched truck loads of food to the schools ,but, the schools are yet to receive supply
Speaker of Parliament has meanwhile constituted an adhoc body of five parliamentary committees to probe the activities of the National Food Buffer Stock Company and the National School Feeding programme.
The mandate of the committees among others is to look into the feasibility and sustainability of the organisation.
Teacher Trainee On Teaching Practice Impregnates 24 Girls, Headmistress and Four Female Teachers -See More Shocking Detail
Report convened has it that a teacher trainee who is doing his mandatory teaching practice has done the outrageous.
Ghana Education Service and Ghana Tertiary Education Commission, GTEC rules on Teaching Practice, prohibit student-teachers from misconducting themselves in ways that do not augur well for the smooth running of schools.
To this end, manuals such as Supported Teaching in Schools, National Teaching Council Teacher Engagement, National Teaching Standards, etc were developed to guide their Practice.
However, reports reaching us from the Ashanti Region reveal that a teacher trainee on Teaching Practice in one of the Basin Schools in the Asokore Mampong Municipality has impregnated 24 of his learners.
The said trainee also allegedly impregnates four female teachers and the headmistress in addition.
It has been alleged that the teacher trainee is a level 400 student-teacher from a popular College of Education in the Western Region.
The report of the sexual-escaped of the said trainee reached a crescendo when Community members got wind of his amorous relationship with the headmistress.
The Asokore Mampong Municipal Police Command were said to have arrested the said trainee after a report was made to them.