Children Are Starving: NAGRAT Chairman Says Ministry of Education Has Failed Schools in the Upper West.
Mr. Harruna Ussif Kadiri , the Upper West Regional Chairman of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), has called on the Ministry of Education to immediately supply food to schools in the region, according to an article from GhanaWeb.
The association’s chairman stated that many of the schools do not have access to three meals a day and are forced to buy from private traders, who typically sell their food at high prices, even more than what is available in the school canteens.
Senior High Schools in the Upper West Region did not get food supplies on Tuesday, July 12, as promised by the Education Ministry, according to Harruna Ussif Kadiri, chairman of the Upper West Region National Graduate Teachers Association (NAGRAT).
Details on the Alleged Failure
The chairman of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Mr. Harruna Ussif Kadiri, has accused the Ministry of Education of failing to provide food for schools in the Upper West Region.
According to Mr. Harruna Ussif Kadiri, this has led to children going hungry and ultimately affecting their academic performance.
He has called on the government to intervene and make sure that food is supplied to these schools as soon as possible.
Additional Challenges Facing Schools
According to the NAGRAT chairman, the ministry has also failed to provide other basic necessities like textbooks and teaching materials.
This is especially hard on lower-income families who can’t afford to supplement their child’s education.
In addition, many schools are overcrowded and lack adequate resources. These problems compound to create an environment where children are not able to learn effectively.
How NAGRAT Is Responding
The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) is calling on the government to step up and provide food for students in the Upper West Region.
The organization’s chairman, Mr. Harruna Ussif Kadiri, says that the children are starving because the government has not supplied food to schools in the area.
He adds that NAGRAT is working to provide relief for these students, but they need help from the government to make a lasting difference.
What We Can Do To Help
It is our duty as citizens to help those who cannot help themselves, and that is exactly what we must do for the children in the Upper West Region who are starving because of the negligence of the Ministry of Education.
We can start by raising awareness about this issue and putting pressure on the government to take action. We can also donate food and supplies to local schools in the Upper West Region.
Lastly, we can volunteer our time to help distribute food and supplies to these schools.
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