According to the students, the food served under the auspices of the Ministry of Gender was “not tasty” and was “salty”.
Some students who spoke to Class News said “we are not prisoners to be served with this food, adding that “even prisons will reject this food”
A student who believes the government was going to serve them with something good and better petitioned President Akufo-Addo to cancel the contract with the caterer and give it to her mother, the student added that “she can cook it better”.
According to some of the students, they threw the food away after their first taste. The students however did not blame Akufo-Addo for the poor meal but the caterer awarded the contract.
The headmaster of St. Cyprian’s Anglican JHS ‘A’, Mr Stephen Adjei said the food was delivered to all the 55 students with the exception of the teachers.
President Akufo-Addo in his 15th televised nation’s address monitored by Georgeweb.org instructed the Gender Ministry to begin preparations from August 24, 2020 to serve the BECE candidates and staff with one hot meal each day until the end of the 2020 BECE on September 18, 2020.
His Excellency Akufo-Addo explained his decision follows reports that some final year students were going hungry as a result of complying with the novel coronavirus safety protocols.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo further disclosed that 584,000 BECE candidates and 146,000 staff both in public and private schools are preparing towards their final examinations.