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Dabala SHTS Students Protest Monotonous Gari & Beans Menu

By: Tabitha Kugbonu | Voltaonlinegh.com |

Tension is reportedly brewing at Dabala Senior High Technical School in the South Tongu district following agitations among the student body over their feeding.

The boarding students, according to Voltaonlinegh.com sources last week embarked on a protest in the school to demand answers from the authorities as to why they were being served a one-way-meal at lunch for several weeks.

The school matron for many weeks now have been subjected the students to Beans and Gari meal, known in the local parlance as “Ayiborbor” during afternoon dinning, Sources noted.

The Beans & Gari displayed during the student protest

A situation, some of the students, especially those in final year  have complained about, and questioned the lack of variation in their lunch menu in spite of them paying for feeding.

They lamented to Voltaonlinegh.com about how some of them got drowsy in class after eating the monotonous meal on several occasions; while other also claimed to have suffered diarrhea in some instances as a result of the continuous eating of the ‘Ayiborbor’.

The students said they were fed up with eating same meal for long and want the school authorities to do something urgent about it.

Some students with placards

 “For us, the third years unlike our juniors who are on the free SHS, we paid for feeding, so we can’t continue  having same Ayiborbor as lunch everyday.”

Attempt, however to get responses from the school management to the concerns of the students have proved futile, as they prefer to remain tight lipped on the issue for fear of being sanctioned.

Other Challenges

Aside the current problem in the pantry, the school which is one of the four public SHSs in the South Tongu district, with a student population of about 1,200, is bedeviled with acute infrastructure challenges.

Established in 1991, the community based second cycle institution is grappling with inadequate accommodation for the boarders and inadequate classroom blocks for effective teaching and learning. This has caused massive  congestion in some classrooms resulting to poor ventilation that obviously affects teaching and learning.

Not too long ago, some first year students had to attend class in improvised sheds and roofed with thatch as classroom.

Source: www.voltaonlinegh.com


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