Food shortages hit some Senior High Schools – GNAT

The General Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Thomas Musah, says some Senior High Schools (SHSs) in the country have been hit with food shortages.

He said the schools are mostly found in the Eastern, Ashanti, Northern, and Volta regions. According to him, the situation, if not remedied, could affect the health of the students in the affected schools.

Speaking on Accra-based Citi FM on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, he said making the issue public was not intended to bring anybody down or to make the government unpopular.

For him, making the issue public was to court the attention of all key stakeholders, particularly duty bearers, including the President and the sector minister to help address the situation.

“We need to do something to help our children,” Mr Musah noted, adding “We need to do something to ensure that these children pass and pass well.”

He said how the students are fed is not the best, saying “the conditions under which our children are learning is not the best.”

For him, the posture taken by some duty bearers that there is not food shortages affecting schools in the country will not help to address the situation, and that the issue needed to be addressed urgently.

“We cannot compromise on the health of our students,” he said, pointing out that the leadership of GNAT is doing everything possible to ensure that the schools have enough food supplies.

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