Teachers unions have petitioned government and all education stakeholders to ensure the timely supply of food items by the Buffer Stock Company to various Senior High Schools (SHS) in the country.

According to the Unions, since President Akufo-Addo reopened schools after 10 months closure due to Covid-19, they have not received any funds from the Education Ministry to run the various schools.

The Unions; Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and Coalition of Concerned Teachers-Ghana (CCT-GH) disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday.

They indicated that “the situation at the SHSs is critical and has brought the SHSs on their knees owing to the delays in releasing the GOG funds, non-supply of food items by the Buffer Stock Company and compounded by the early reporting at school at the beginning of each term, compared to the period preceding the Free SHS, now students no longer have to wait for school fees to be provided them before reporting to school.”

“It is unfortunate, heartbreaking and disturbing that the schools have to look for funds elsewhere to cater for the SHS students until funds are disbursed from the Ministry of Education.”

The Unions further threatened that should the situation remain the same by Friday, March 19, they shall determine the next line of action to drum home their displeasure.