The Eastern Region Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) has announced its decision to shut down schools in the region because of the shortage of food items.
A statement issued by the regional CHASS said there have been food shortages for the past two years, as well as struggles with reduced weight of food items supplied.
“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,” the group added.
The group further complained of arrears in schools because of the erratic release of funds meant for perishable foods.