Ghana’s school feeding programme in perspective: A case study of the Akuapem North Municipality in the Eastern Region
This study identifies the successes and challenges of the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP), and compares pre and post- academic performance of pupils in some selected schools in the Akuapem North Municipality of Ghana. Questionnaires and interviews were used to solicit information from respondents. The study revealed that the introduction of the GSFP in the Akuapem North Municipality has led to an increase in enrollment, retention and attendance of pupils in the beneficiary schools as well as improvement in the pupils’ health status. However, there has not been any significant improvement in the academic performance of the pupils within the Municipality. The study recommends that efforts should be made by stakeholders to increase the number of teachers and expand the educational infrastructure to accommodate the increasing school enrollment.
Keywords: Akuapem North Municipality; Ghana School Feeding Programme; academic performance; community participation.