The Headmaster of Binduri Community Day Senior High School in the Upper East Region, Emmanuel Nabrose, has confirmed that first and second-year students staged a protest and halted school activities due to the school caterer’s failure to provide them with food for two consecutive months.
According to Nabrose, the students voiced their discontent and subsequently vacated the school premises on Tuesday, June 11, 2023.
However, during an interview on A1 Radio’s Daybreak Upper East Show, Mr. Nabrose addressed the matter and revealed that the caterer had been refusing to prepare meals for the students since May 2023. Despite repeated appeals made by the school authorities and various stakeholders at the district and regional levels, the caterer remained non-compliant with their responsibilities.
“We reported the situation to the board chairman, the district director of education and there is nothing we can do. This situation the caterer has failed to cook for the student for two months. According to the caterer, the government is owing her and there is nothing I can do; I can’t use my salary to pay her. So, it is serious.”
He added that he has briefed the School Feeding Coordinator for the Free Senior High Schools in the Upper East Region, Anamboyine Kofi since the beginning of the issue, yet nothing fruitful has come up.
The Regional School Coordinator for the Free SHS through a text stated “The issue has been brought to my attention. I spoke with the Vendor providing lunch. She said she is currently organising food items and the needed ingredients to start cooking. This morning we spoke.”
Meanwhile, the Binduri District Director of Education, John Soka Jaggery, has reassured the students that the caterer will soon resume to resolve the ongoing issue.