The Ministry of Education has denied claims of food shortages in senior high schools across the country.
According to the Ministry, some social media films attempting to paint a bleak picture of what is going on in schools should be ignored.
A viral video published by blogger Kobby Kyei in which a group of ten St Paul’s pupils in the Volta Region are seen allegedly sharing one fish while dining.
However, the Ministry’s spokeswoman, Kwasi Kwarteng, stated in a statement that the school had an appropriate food supply.
In the video, a student is seen meticulously splitting the fish in what appears to be palm nut soup into numerous pieces to distribute with the other students seated around the table who had been fed rice.
READ THE MINISTRY’S FULL STATEMENT.
‘MINISTRY OF EDUCATION REFUTES ALLEGATIONS OF FOOD SHORTAGE IN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS,’ read in part: “The Ministry of Education has noted with surprise news publications and media discussions which purport an imminent closure of some Senior High Schools due to shortage of food. Specific references were made to some schools in the Volta Region.
It continued: “The Ministry wishes to place on record that our checks reveal adequate supplies of food items have been made to the schools in question. The Ministry however takes cognizance of recent disruptions within the food supply chain but assures parents and guardians that they have been addressed. Consequently, all Senior High Schools in the Country have received an adequate supply of food items.
“The Ministry wishes to assure the public of its commitment and willingness in providing quality and timely supply of food to all Senior High Schools. We entreat the Public to disregard such reports,” it concluded.
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