Mr Baidoo in an interview with pressmen in Accra said schools like St Thomas Aquinas Senior High School, Labone SHS and Sege SHS had received their foodstuffs while other schools would receive theirs in the coming days.
“We are still compiling the list of schools who have received their foodstuffs and bursaries to forward them to the Regional Director of CHASS,” he said.
CHASS’ National Executive Council resolved not to reopen schools from January 5, should the Government through the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service fail to honour all outstanding bursaries and food supplies to the schools by December 31.
The Government through the National Buffer Stock Company Limited on January 5, 2022, started the distribution of limited foodstuffs to SHS across the country.
The nationwide food distribution was in fulfilment of a promise made by Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister of Education, during a meeting with the leadership of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools on December 28, 2021, in Accra.
On the outstanding bursaries, Mr Amoasi, who is also the Headmaster of St Thomas Aquinas SHS, said some schools in the region had received their operational funds while others would receive theirs by the close of next week.
“I received information yesterday that schools that banked with the Commercial banks have received their monies while those with Bank of Ghana will receive theirs by close of the day or next week,” he said.
He commended Government for responding to their concerns, adding that the gesture would help enhance effective teaching and learning in the various schools.
Mr Isaac Arthur, the Assistant Headmaster in charge of Administration, Labone SHS, confirmed that the School had received the items, stating that the foodstuffs would be enough for the academic semester.