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CHASS and Senior Secondary Schools Readiness to Run 2023 Academic Calendar as Schools resume

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CHASS and Senior Secondary Schools Readiness to Run 2023 Academic Calendar as Schools resume and Critical  Issues Arising in connection with National Food Buffer Stock.


CHASS and Senior Secondary School students arrival and safety. As a key component to the running of Free Senior High School Education, the importance of the preparedness of the various schools as well as government of Ghana in terms of food supply chain and other necessities can not be underestimated.


Most of the schools have really testified to the fact that, they are fully ready to initiate the 2023 academic year without obstacles. Today marks the resumption date of almost all the government or public schools across the country right from kindergarten to the Senior High level.



At this important hour, government has vividly announced that, the double tracking system should be considered as a thing of the past. Double track system was halted as a measure to elevate the combusomeness and devastation teachers go through.



CHASS and Senior Secondary Schools
CHASS and Senior Secondary Schools

CHASS has already tasked government to reduce the contact hours and relook into the double tracking system for necessary amendments. This became crucial as most teachers in schools running the double track system have no vacation meanwhile the contact hours were extended.They were teaching all year long. This was of a great disadvantage to the teachers and a cheat from their counterparts single stream schools.



Reporters from Daily Graphic emphatically stated that, government has dispatched Food items to most Government Senior High Schools in Ghana.


Several interviews took place between  Daily Graphic and the Management Board  of some of the  SHS’s to synchronize the factual evidence that signifies their preparedness to receive the students at this trying times.



They noticed that Fumigation exercise took place in most of the schools in Kumasi, Ashanti Regional Capital. Most of the Schools have already received Food stuffs from the National Food Buffer Stock Company Limited even though, Few schools were also expecting theirs today to help them receive the third years and second years.


CHASS and Senior Secondary Schools

According to preliminary investigation carried out by Daily Graphic, about Twenty percent of the needed food items to the schools were supplied by local foodstuff suppliers through the help of Regional Food Buffer Stock in the sixteen Regions in Ghana. These Regional Food Buffer Stock were instituted in the various Regions as an Extension of The National Food Buffer Stock Company Limited to help deliver their services amicably as possible.


Eighty percent of the remaining food items intends to be available to the Schools within a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of three weeks after reopening. This is to give Government the prerequisite time to make at least part payment of the over ghc300 million sum of money needed to pay to suppliers.


Some suppliers are threatening to halt delivering their services to Government in no time because of the monies Government owns them.


Some of the Daily Graphic representatives were: Haruna Wumpini, Gilbert Mawuli, Delali sika among others.


CHASS and Senior Secondary Schools

Reverent Francis Owusu is  the president for Conference of Heads Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS). He said, he and his team are ever ready to receive the students but what they are looking up for is money to run the system and food items to feed the students.


He added that all teaching and non teaching staffs are ready for the students since that is the work they opt to do. He said this yesterday to Daily Graphic, Kumasi. He again said, based on the power vested in GES Staffs, they are going to work very hard to win the trust of Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service as a whole.


In Relation to Government arrears, the headmaster of Opoku Ware SHS, Reverent Sekyere admitted to the fact that The Director General of Ghana Education Service said the monies have already been released for disbursement.

Few Schools in the Rural areas were also facing some challenges. But I learnt that issue is resolved. They were called to come for cheques to cash out their  monies, said CHASS president.

The headmaster of Odorgonno Senior High School in the Greater Accra region, Patrick Mensah also told Daily Graphic that, the School is set to receive the students.

Most schools in the cities were contacted;  PRESEC, West African Senior High as well as Kwabenya Senior High School.

CHASS at Upper East branch, Akumbas Ayabilla said, so far, only two schools have received food items out of the twenty six schools. This is so because the schools own local suppliers hugely. He pleaded that, government should provide funds to reduce the debt a bit before the worse thing happens.



Head Mistress of Golga Girl’s, Patricia Agoteba Anaba indicated that even though they are very Much prepared to receive the students but the only obstacle is the unavailability of food items. She spoke with hope that they will receive the food items Yesterday.

CHASS and Senior Secondary Schools

CHASS and Senior Secondary Schools

The Head of Kongo Senior High School, Gifty Ayamba also said similar thing. She said, they were yet to receive food items other than that they are prepared to begin the academic year

The Heads of GHANASS and Oti Boateng Senior High School both in the Eastern Region, Koforidua were also contacted. Patience Naki Mensah and John Hawkson Arthur, the heads of GHANASS and Oti Boateng Senior Secondary School respectively were all prepared to receive the students.


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