The Chairman of the Conference of Principals of Colleges of Education (PRINCOF), Dr. Emmanuel Nyamekye says the current structures in the various Colleges of Education make it necessary for teacher trainees to be fed.
According to him, although Colleges of Education are tertiary institutions, they cannot be run like universities where students feed themselves.
Speaking on Eyewitness News, he said with about 60 students in a dormitory, it is impossible to allow students to prepare their own meals in their dormitories.
“They [Colleges of Education] are what I call a special group of people. Special in the sense that, in the Colleges of Education, we have dormitories and not halls of residence, so if we ask them to feed themselves it is going to be very difficult because they are not in the position to do so because of the structures that they use.”
“In the traditional universities they have halls of residences about two or four in a room and so they are able to prepare their own meals but in the colleges, we have dormitories that accommodate sometimes 60 people and so it is going to be nearly impossible if we should ask them to prepare their own meals,” he said.