Teacher Trainees To Start Feeding Themselves – Colleges Principals Reveal
Report convened has it that the National Conference of Principals of Colleges of Education – Ghana (PRINCOF) has asked that teacher trainees start to fund their own feeding starting from May 8.
BROADCASTGHANA.NET has gathered that the current news came as a shock for students as it is first time they are hearing such development.
As to why there is a sudden change, this came as a result of the inability of Colleges of Education to make payments for food items supplied to them.
Reports say , according to PRINCOF, food suppliers who had continued delivering supplies to these Colleges of Education for months without payment have finally withdrawn their services till they receive the monies owed them.
“Most Colleges now have food items that can last only one week if students are to be provided with three (3) meals a day,” PRINCOF said in a letter to the Education Minister.
To this end, PRINCOF has suggested that:
“Trainee teachers will be provided with two meals, breakfast and supper only for one week, from April 23 to April 30, 2022.
“Trainee teachers from May 1 to May 8, 2022 shall be given lunch only.
“After May 8, trainee teachers would be asked to provide their own meals until their feeding allowances have been paid,” it said.
Meanwhile, food vendors are being encouraged to increase the quantity of daily meals they cook for sale to students.
“These measures are meant to ensure that there is no disruption of the academic calendar,” it concluded.