Students of St. Pauls Technical School on May 30, 2021, revolted against the school’s matron who was believed to be smuggling food items meant for the students out of the campus.

The students successfully impounded the taxi cab being used by the matron of the school to allegedly transport the food items to her destination.

Food items including nine buckets of groundnut paste, one bag of millet and four boxes of canned tomatoes, among other things were retrieved from the taxi cab by police who had to intervene on Sunday.

The Eastern Regional Public Relations Officer (P.R.O) of the GES told Citi News the Service has launched an enquiry into the matter as it awaits the outcome of the Police investigations.

“Indeed, there was some kind of misbehaviour out there. It seems as though the food items were being taken out of the school by the kitchen staff when some of the students saw it and raised the alarm.”

“GES, on its part, will take this through their service enquiry, whilst the Police also investigates the matter. We are hoping to get the report by Tuesday, June 1.”

This development comes after the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, said it was investigating 53 Senior High Schools in the Ashanti Region over alleged corruption in the implementation of the School Feeding Programme under the Free Senior High School policy.

Some of the schools listed in the statement are Afia Serwaa Kobi Ampem SHS, Adu Gyamfi SHS, Kumasi Anglican, Kumasi Girls, Kumasi Wesley Girls, KNUST SHS, and Opoku Ware SHS.

Others include Osei Tutu SHS, Prempeh College, Kumasi Academy and the Kumasi Technical Institute.

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