Following government’s release of GHc 106,697,628 for the settlement of feeding grant arrears for second cycle schools in the three regions of the north, the Upper East Regional Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) has scheduled the reopening of their schools for Monday, May 22, 2017.
The amount was released to the Registrar of Scholarships for payment of feeding grants for second cycle schools in respect of the 3rd term feeding grant for 137,300 students for the 2015-2016 academic year, and also for 140,264 students for the first term of 2016/2017 academic year.At the beginning of 2017, scholarship payments in respect of the 3rd term of 2015/2016, the first term of 2016/2017, and the expected payment for the second term of 2016/2017, all amounting to a total of GHC184,851,616.60 were outstanding.
The Ministry of Education is processing the remaining claims for the second and third terms of the 2016/2017 academic year.
Second cycle schools in the Upper East Region were scheduled to reopen on 4th May 3017 but were temporarily shutdown due to the perennial problem of unpaid feeding grants.
Below is CHASS full statement:
RE-OPENING OF SECOND CYCLE INSTITUTIONS IN THE THREE NORTHERN REGIONS
We wish to inform all students, parents and guardians of all Senior High Schools and Technical Institutes in the Upper East, Upper West and Northern Regions that the Schools will re-open on Monday,22nd May 2017 for the third term of the 2016/2017 academic year.
All students must report to their various schools and be present for roll call at 5pm.
All students who still owe school and PTA fees must come along with the money to settle their indebtedness.
We entreat all parents’ and guardians to ensure that their wards report to their various schools on Monday, 22nd May,2017 without fail.
BY: CHASS UPPER EAST REGION
By: Frederick Awuni/citifmonline.com/Ghana