Free SHS Food Shortage: Eastern Region CHASS cancels Super Zonal sports event

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Due to a food scarcity, the forthcoming Super Zonal sports event for second-cycle schools has been canceled by the Eastern Regional Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS).

The leadership of CHASS ordered zonal heads to fire all athletes who were tented for the sports festival scheduled for July 24, 2022, during an emergency meeting with the Zonal Chairpersons in Koforidua.

The host schools won’t be able to feed the athletes, according to CHASS.

Students from seven zones are currently depressed as they prepare for the super zonal tournament in hopes of being chosen to represent the region in the national sports festival on October 20 in Takoradi.

The authorities were urged to reverse their decision by certain athletes in the Koforidua zone.

One kid added, “We are all striving to gain some qualification to the university and get scholarships.

Some people even wish to travel abroad, but because the competition is being canceled, their plans and objectives will be put on hold.

The Ministry of Education, the Regional Coordinating Council, and the government were urged to make the required preparations so that the event could take place by a few outside sports trainers who were hired to assist in the athletes’ training.

We are upset and pleading with the Regional Director for the Eastern Region to allow this show to air because the students invested a lot of time and effort into training.

The Eastern Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) has made it clear that it will make every effort to prevent the closure of troublesome senior high schools that are experiencing food shortages.

The Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) was alerted last week by the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) to the impending closure of Senior High Schools as a result of the severe severity of the local food scarcity crisis.

The RCC claims that the government’s determination to apply for a bailout at the International Monetary Fund is to help realign and address some of these concerns. The RCC is urging development partners to support the government in addressing these challenges.

The schools won’t be shut down, according to Seth Kwame Acheampong, the Eastern Regional Minister, who talked with media on the sidelines of Pencils of Promise’s 10th anniversary grand durbar at Klo Agogo.

The minister stated, “In the end, we cannot just wish it away, but we are working diligently to ensure that problem is removed.


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