Government releases GHS67 million to Colleges of Education to salvage feeding trainee situation

Government releases GHS67 million to Colleges of Education to salvage feeding trainee situation

The government has purportedly released over GHS67 million to Public Colleges of Education across the country to resolve the feeding issue of trainees.

This follows initial reports that Principals of the various Colleges of Education had notified students that they would be fed twice instead of the three square meals a day because of the delay in the payment of six-month feeding arrears by the government.

They further stated that if the situation becomes dire the trainees were going to start feeding themselves from May 8, 2022, if the government does not do the needful by releasing funds for feeding.

 Education Minister, Dr Yaw Adutwum, commenting on the situation revealed that the government through the Finance Ministry has acted swiftly by releasing GHS67,942,662 to principals of the various Public Colleges of Education to salvage the situation.

“I know you may have heard the media reports, many calling on us to hear the plight of PRINCOF, the government has intervened by releasing GHS67,942,662 to all Colleges of EDUCATION.”

It is however not known whether the funds released by the government are sufficient to clear all the debt to pave the way for suppliers to supply food to the schools.

According to, PRINCOF, “suppliers have backed their threats of not supplying any food items to Colleges with concrete action by not supplying Colleges with any food items until they have been paid monies owed them.”

They however brought up some measures to ensure the smooth run of the academic year.

  1. Trainee teachers will be provided with two meals, breakfast and supper only, for one week, from April 23 to April 30, 2022.
  2. Trainee teachers from May 1 to May 8, 2022, shall be given lunch only.
  3. After May 8, trainee teachers would be asked to provide their own meals until their feeding allowances are paid.
  4. Food vendors are being encouraged to increase the quantity of daily meals they cook for sale to students.

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