Students of Our Lady of Lourdes Girls’ Senior High School in the Kassena-Nankana Municipality of the Upper East Region protested on Monday, May 22, 2023, over what they described as “poor and tasteless” food prepared for them over the past weeks.
According to them, the school has been preparing rice-related meals with few ingredients for their consumption for the past week without changing varieties.
The situation, they say, has caused some of their colleagues to begin having some serious health complications, thereby calling for a change in food preparation.
A video that went viral on social media showed the students chanting that they would not eat rice again. “We need change,” they screamed.
One of the distinct voices in the video could be heard saying, “We will not eat this tasteless food again; we want change. We want change.”
The action of the students, according to some of the school management who failed to speak on tape with our reporter, led to a total waste of food on the day.
The management of the school says the issue has been reported to the Municipal and Regional Education Directorate.
Our Lady of Lourdes Girls’ Senior High School is one of the most deprived schools in the region and, for a very long time, has not seen any meaningful renovation. Its infrastructure situation is not only woefully inadequate but also very dilapidated, such that it has an old administration block, a library, two technical workshops, a laboratory block, and a rehabilitated vocational skills block.
Also, it has two classroom blocks, and three uncompleted classroom blocks that are being used. Aside that, the school has limited staff and accommodation.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Moses Apiah|Ghana