‘Allow training college students to feed themselves’ – Principals of Colleges of Education to MoE

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The Conference of Principals of Colleges of Education (PRINCOF) has petitioned the Minister of Education for the right to let students fend for themselves.

Since of the present economic problems in the nation and the unprecedentedly high cost of living, the Conference claims this is the only alternative left because schools can no longer afford to provide kids with three meals a day for GHS6.50.

In its letter, the Conference of Principals of Colleges of Education claims that they, too, can no longer buy food on credit since they owe so much money to their suppliers.

“Principals of Colleges of Education have been trying really very hard to feed trainee teachers in recent times as a result of current market trends. Prices of all food items have shot up astronomically, and food suppliers have refused to supply any food items to Colleges because of the indebtedness of Colleges to these suppliers. A request for an upward review of the feeding grant paid to Principals has not been approved, and it has therefore become increasingly difficult for Principals to continue to provide three meals a day to students at Six Cedis, Fifty Pesewas (GHS6.50).

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“In light of the above, it is the wish of PRINCOF to be given permission to ask students to start fending for themselves. This is to ensure that the already stretched academic year is not disrupted,” a letter to the Education Minister signed by PRINCOF Executive Secretary Dr. Harriet Naki Amui read in parts.

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The Education Minister must provide the go-ahead for principals to tell pupils to fend for themselves starting on Monday, November 7, 2022, according to the Conference of Principals of Colleges of Education.

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