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Training colleges to shut down over lack of money to feed students

The colleges of education in the country may be forced to shut down soon if the government does not intervene immediately.

This is because the 46 colleges of education have run out of cash to buy food to feed the students.

The current dire situation of the colleges has been occasioned by the failure of the education ministry to release money for the feeding of the students.

According to the principals of the institutions, should the situation remain so in the next few days, they will shut down the schools and ask students to go home.

This was made known by the President of the Conference of Principals of Colleges of Education, Mr. Emmanuel Nyamekye, in an interview with Joy News.

He noted the colleges of education owe their food suppliers dating back to the first semester.

Mr. Nyamekye added that food suppliers are no longer willing to supply food to the various training colleges and other perishables owing to their indebtedness.

“If nothing is done in the next couple of weeks, we may be compelled to ask our students to go home,” he said. “Once the suppliers fail to supply, there’s very little we can do under the circumstance.”

According to him, “We cannot go to the open market and buy so our suppliers have the trump card and until we get some money to at least appease them, they would not give us any food items and when that happens, we can’t feed our students."

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