The Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana has expressed worry over the amount that is being used to feed students of Colleges of Education across the country.
This comes after principals of Colleges of Education revealed that GH¢6.5 is the amount per head for feeding trainee teachers per day.
This, they say, has been the situation for over five years now, despite the recent increase in prices of food commodities in the country.
The Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana described the situation as unfortunate and has thus called on the government to increase the amount.
“It is shocking. Really, really shocking,” Prince Obeng Hemang, the President of the Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana, said to the press.
“This pretence and hypocrisy have to stop,” he added.
Mr. Hemang stressed that more commitment needed to be shown to the students in these colleges.
“If we really want to feed the students, we should feed them well on campus… They have to come clear and give them decent meals, so they will be able to live comfortably and study well,” he said.
These concerns come as school feeding caterers have protested for an increase in their allocation for basic school pupils from 93 pesewas per child to GH¢3.00.
These demands are due to the high cost of food items and the current economic situation in the country is making it impossible for them to feed the pupils.