The Ministry of Education says all affected schools will receive full food supplies latest by Tuesday July 12, 2022.
The Ministry said Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister of Education, had concluded a meeting with the leadership of Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) on the issue of challenges in food supply to some Senior High Schools.
This was in a statement signed by Mr Kwasi Kwarteng, the Public Relations officer, Ministry of Education to the Ghana News Agency in Accra.
Food shortage has hit senior high schools across the country with the Upper West regional chapter of CHASS warning that students and parents may soon be compelled to take up the cost of feeding if government fails to provide supplies in six days.
In a letter to the Regional Director of the Ghana Education Service, CHASS noted that the food suppliers contacted by the Buffer Stock Company, as well as local suppliers contacted to help were all refusing to do so, citing non-payment of outstanding monies owed them by the government.
The situation has exacerbated an already dire challenges in schools in the region, with some schools not having enough supplies to last a week.
CHASS stated that if sufficient money and food was not received in the schools by Friday, July 15, 2022, it would be compelled to tell parents and guardians to either feed their wards or come for them since it would be impossible to continue feeding them with nothing.