According to PRINCOF, food suppliers who had continued delivering supplies to the Colleges of Education for months without payment have finally withdrawn their services till they receive the monies owed them.
“Most Colleges now have food items that can last only one week if students are to be provided with three (3) meals a day,” PRINCOF said in a letter to the Education Minister.
Consequently, PRINCOF has suggested that:
“Trainee teachers will be provided with two meals, breakfast and supper only for one week, from April 23 to April 30, 2022.
THE HON. MINISTER OF EDUCATION MINISTRY OF EDUCATION ACCRA
GHANA TERTIARY EDUCATION COMMISSION (GTEC) ACCRA
FEEDING FEES ARREARS AND MATTERS ARISING
The Conference of Principals of Colleges of Education (PRINCOF) has, for a couple of months now, been inundated with complaints from suppliers about the inability of Colleges of Education to make payments for food items supplied.
In spite of the fact that prices of food items have gone up and a request from PRINCOF for an upward review of students’ feeding fees. payable to Principals has not been approved yet, PRINCOF has still managed to provide some quality meals, three times a day, for students.
It has now come to a point where suppliers have backed their threats of not supplying any food items to Colleges with concrete action by not supplying Colleges with any food items until they have been paid the money owed them.
Most Colleges now have food items that can last only one week if students are to be provided with three (3) meals a day.
To this end, and in order that the 2021/2022 academic year, which is already very tight, is not disrupted, PRINCOF has come up with the schedule below, which it feels would help keep students on campus: