Academic activities at the Binduri Community Day Senior High School in the Upper East Region are expected to resume following the payment of outstanding arrears to the caterer of the school.
Students abandoned school on Thursday, July 13 after the caterer refused to provide food due to outstanding debts.
Barely twenty-four hours after the issue was first reported, the Member of Parliament for Binduri, Abanga Abdulai told Citi News the caterer has been paid and is expected to resume work today, Friday, July 14.
“I got the information about the failure of the caterer to cook for the students which resulted in the riot, and so we have taken steps and I can tell you that the caterer has mobilised resources and is back on campus to cook for the students.”
He also debunked reports that it was the entire school that was closed as a result of the lack of food.
“It wasn’t closed down as such, but it was the first and second-year students who said they would not go to class if they did not have their hot meal because the form three students are still on campus and so it is just a matter of the authorities inviting them to come back to school to continue with their studies.”
Also responding to concerns about inadequate toilet facilities in the school, the MP said efforts are underway to fix the current one with the necessary equipment to make it operational.
“These are the E-blocks that were built during Mahama’s administration, and so they were meant to be day schools. So they didn’t provide enough KVIPs, but the Assembly provided them with a KVIP, and it has been completed except that they need to install some facilities in there so that they can use it and that is what has not been done, but it will soon be fitted with the necessary gadgets so that it can be usable.”