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N/R: Schools still closed despite gov’t feeding grant settlement

About 50 senior high schools (SHSs) in the Northern Region still remain under lock due to unpaid feeding grants by government.

The schools, which were supposed to reopen on Thursday May 4, were still not opened almost a week after the reopening date.

Some headmasters, who spoke off-camera, revealed that government owed each school feeding grants of three-and-a-half terms.

Though they expressed gratitude to government for paying for two terms, they maintained the schools will remain closed indefinitely until the said money hits their various accounts.

READ: Gov’t releases over GH¢106 million for payment of school feeding grants

A visit by TV3’s regional correspondent, Zubaida Ismail, on Wednesday, May 10 revealed empty classrooms with no sign of teaching and learning activities.

Government on Wednesday issued a release indicating the payment of feeding grants owed the schools. GH¢106 million was released to settle part of the debt with an assurance that the remaining claims for the 2016/2017 academic year are being processed.

But 24 hours on, the money is yet to hit the accounts of the various schools.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana

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