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Seniors High Schools (SHSs) in the Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions would remains closed when educational institutions re-open early next month because food suppliers have not been paid for three terms.

The food suppliers have threatened to cut suppliers to the schools if government fails to pay monies owed them, and to sue school heads to claim their monies.

The Northern Regional Chairman of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), Alhaji Abdul Malik Salifu Husseini, who disclosed this to journalists, said the indebtedness of government to these suppliers was a source of worry for parents.

"These schools can no longer go to the suppliers for food and cannot also provide food for students on their own," Husseini said.

He said it was not surprising that the heads of the SHSs have threatened not to re-open schools for the second term, by not announcing a date for the re-opening.

Alhji Husseini said the postponement of the re-opening date for these schools would have adverse effects on the academic calendar.

According to him, several calls by the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) to government concerning the issue had not yielded results.

He, therefore, appealed to government to expedite action on the release of the grants to ensure that the school authorities pay all monies owed suppliers.
Source: Ghanaian Times

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