According to Thomas Musah, the General Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), some Senior High Schools (SHSs) in the country are experiencing food shortages.
The schools are primarily found in the Eastern, Ashanti, Northern, and Volta regions, according to him.
He believes that if the matter is not addressed, it will have a negative impact on the health of pupils in the impacted institutions.
On Tuesday, August 31, 2021, he told Citi FM in Accra that making the problem public was not designed to drag anyone down or make the government unpopular.
Making the matter public, he believed, would attract the attention of all major players, notably duty bearers such as the President and the Secretary of State.
“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.”
“The conditions under which our youngsters are studying are not the best,” he remarked, referring to the way students are fed.
According to him, some duty bearers’ assertions that there are no food shortages impacting schools in the country will not assist to alleviate the situation, and that the issue must be handled immediately.
“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.