The Ministry of Education has indicated that, an amount of GH¢67,942,652.00 has been released to PRINCOF to clear outstanding feeding arrears for Teacher Trainees across the Forty-six (46) Colleges of Education.
The fund was released after the Conference of Principals of Colleges of Education (PRINCOF) had earlier indicated through a letter to the Ministry that, trainees would have to feed for themselves starting May 8, 2022.
According to PRINCOF, the decision was arrived at after the management of the Colleges of Education realized that there is a possibility of food shortage.
PRINCOF, in its letter further made it known that, food suppliers have decided not to supply the Colleges with food items until the monies owed them are paid.
This is as a result of the government’s inability to pay the trainees’ allowances including the feeding fees which has been in arrears for 7 months.
The Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum explained that, the said amount is for feeding of trainees.