Free hot meals for JHS students begins Today

Government will from today provide a meal a day for all final-year junior high school (JHS) candidates sitting for their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and their teachers.

It followed reports that some final-year JHS students were going hungry.

In his 15th national broadcast on Sunday evening on the measures being taken by government to stem the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and easing of restrictions, President Akufo-Addo said, “In complying with Covid-19 protocols, I have just instructed the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection to begin preparations to ensure that, as from 24th August up to 18th September, all five hundred and eighty-four thousand (584,000) final-year JHS students, and one hundred and forty-six thousand (146,000) staff, both in public and private schools, be given one hot meal a day