Three state-funded special schools in two regions have been plunged into debt resulting from the government’s failure to release feeding grants to them.
Currently, the schools — Twin-City Special School and the Sekondi School for the Deaf, both in the Western Region, and the Akuapem Mampong Demonstration School for the Deaf in the Eastern Region — owe food and other suppliers a total of GH¢128,000.
The Twin-City Special School and the Sekondi School for the Deaf owe GH¢70,000 in food supplies.
The two schools, with a total enrolment of 436, have been surviving on the benevolence of corporate bodies, religious organisations and individuals, but the caregivers said the support had not been coming as expected.
The Sekondi School for the Deaf owed food suppliers GH¢ 50,000 while Twin-City Special School owed GH¢20,000.
That aside, facilities available to the teaching and non-teaching staff are in a deplorable state, making living conditions unhealthy and unattractive.