The Education Minister Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has disclosed that the government has released GH₵67,942,652 to the Colleges of Education to cater for the feeding of teacher trainees.
The Minister disclosed this in a press conference on Wednesday.
The Principals of Colleges of Education had announced that Teacher Trainees will begin feeding themselves from May 8, if arrears of feeding allowances were not paid.
The National Conference of Principals of Colleges of Education (PRINCOF), Ghana in a press statement on April 19, disclosed that they would stop.feeding students by May 8, 2022 if arrests owed them were not paid.
This directive is in response to the inability of Colleges of Education to make payments for food items supplied to them.
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suppliers who had continued delivering supplies to these Colleges of Education for months without payment have finally withdrawn their services till they receive the monies owed them.
But the Minister at the conference said “I am very happy today to inform you that government has released GHC67,942,652 to Colleges of Education. I know you may have read the media reports, there were many calls on us to respond to the concerns of PRINCOF and we want to take advantage of your presence here to make the country know that the President of the Republic, the Finance Minister and all those who are to ensure that various promises made to Colleges of Education are carried through, have delivered on their promise and that is why once again, this amount has been released to colleges of Education.”