In a concerning development, the Binduri Community Day Senior High School, situated in the Upper East Region, has been forced to temporarily close down over hunger crisis.
The closure comes as a result of the school’s inability to provide meals for its students since May 29, 2023.
This unfortunate circumstance has had a significant and adverse effect on various aspects of the school’s operations. Academic activities have been severely impacted, and attendance has plummeted, leading to a sharp decline in the overall functioning of the school.
According to school authorities, the initial student population of 600 has dwindled drastically, with only approximately 200 students remaining during this challenging period.
In protest against the school administration and the government, the students boycotted classes on Tuesday, July 11, 2023.
In response to the students’ concerns, the Binduri District Director of Education, John Soka Jaggery, addressed them and advised them to return home.
He assured them that the school management would arrange a meeting with the caterer to address the issue and strive for a possible reopening by Monday, July 17, 2023.
However, some final-year students are still present on campus, focusing on their mock examinations.