Following student protests about a lack of food, the Upper East Region’s Binduri Community Day Senior High School was closed.
Some furious students skipped class on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 to protest and voice their unhappiness with the administration of the school’s ongoing failure to supply them with one hot meal every day.
Ghanatodayonline was informed by insiders at the school that the caterer stationed there has been unable to provide meals for the children since May 29, 2023.
The caterer allegedly claimed the government’s failure to pay arrears owed to her as the reason why she could no longer provide food for the pupils.
As a result, some students missed class because they couldn’t focus on their studies when they were hungry. 200 of the school’s roughly 600 students are allegedly regulars now that lunch is no longer served.
Some of the kids who spoke out during the protest against the events at the school claimed they were suffering since they had been deprived of their daily meals for more than a month.
Before the caterer ceased making food, some people claimed they were forced to consume the same menu for a whole week.
One of them said “it is very sad that we are sometimes forced to eat banku and okro stew throughout the whole week.”
When John Doka Jaggery, the Binduri District Director of Education, visited the school during the demonstration, he advised students to be calm since their concerns would be taken into consideration.
He then requested that the students remain at home until the problems they had identified were addressed.
Source: Ghanatodayonline.com/Gilbert Mawuli Agbey