Binduri Day SHS shut down following food shortage [video]

Because of student protests over food shortages, the Upper East Region’s Binduri Community Day Senior High School has been closed.

Some unruly pupils protested and expressed their unhappiness by skipping class on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, because the administration of the school has been unable to give them the one hot meal per day for a while.

Gilbert Mawuli Agbey of Graphic Online has been informed by school sources that the school’s assigned caterer has been unable to prepare meals for the students 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 students 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.

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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 sometimes have to eat stew made of banku and okro for the entire 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 have identified were addressed.

“Remain at home until you are told to return to school if you are not prepared to return to the classroom to continue your academic work.”

“I want to reassure you that the directorate will speak with the school’s management and the caterer to find a solution and clear the way for the school to reopen, preferably by Monday, July 17, 2023.” 

The West Africa Senior Secondary Certification Examination (WASSCE) for this year is now being prepared for by final year students who are currently enrolled in class and writing their mock exams.

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