The National Conference of the Principals of Colleges of Education-Ghana(PRINCOF) has written to the Honorable Minister of Education, Hon. Yaw Osei Adutwu, seeking his approval for teacher trainees to start fending for themselves effective 7th November 2022.
According to the communique sighted by Coleman Publications, the Principals have been trying very hard to feed trainee teachers in recent times as a result of the current market trends.
PRINCOF elucidates that, prices of all food items have shot up astronomically, and food suppliers have refused to supply food items to the colleges due to the indebtedness of the colleges to these suppliers.
The release on Monday 31st October, signed by Dr. Harriet Naki Amui, Executive Secretary-PRINCOF added that a request for an upward review of the feeding grant paid to Principals has not been approved.
This has, therefore become increasingly difficult for principals to continue to provide three meals a day for students at Six Cedis, Fifty Pesewas(GH¢6.5)