After approving GHC150 as the Colleges of Education Level 400 students examination fee for the first semester, the PRINCOF say final-year trainees will pay GH¢400 as the second-semester exam fee for the 2021/2022 academic year.
In a statement copied to AcademicWeek, the Institute of Education said the first and second-semester examination fee was discussed by the Principals of Colleges of Education and Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana at a meeting.
“The meeting discussed among other things payment of the level 400 exams fee It was agreed during the meeting that, the students will pay GH¢150 for the first semester and GH¢400 for the second semester,” the Institute stated.
Totaling GH¢550.00 for the 2021/2022 academic year, the Principals of Colleges of Education (PRINCOF) says final year teacher trainees who have paid more than the examination fee will have the extra refunded to them.
“We, therefore, request that all level 400 students should complete the payment of the fees for the 2021/2022 academic year using the GBC Bank Limited Eagle Pay Platform before October 28, 2022,” It entreated students
In a related development, the PRINCOF after a discussion with the Teacher Trainee Association of Ghana (TTAG) has approved GH¢150 as a 2021/2022 first-semester exam fee for final-year College of Education students.
In a release shared with AcademicWeek, the Trainees Association said “final year trainees are to pay a comparatively moderate amount of GH¢150 instead of GH¢370.00 for the first semester of the 2021/2022 academic year.
“In the case of those who have made payment for the second-semester fee, a top-up payment of the GH¢150 could be made to encompass the fees for both semesters after October 14 when the portal is fully updated,” TTAG added.
The Teachers Association of Ghana also said measures will be put in place to reimburse government College of Education teacher trainees who have already made payment of the initial fee on the amount due to them.
“Forthwith, we would entreat to all defaulters of the semester and examination fees to endeavour to settle them with immediate effect,” the leadership of the Teacher Trainee Association urged in the statement dated October 12, 2022.
“We would want to, on behalf of the teacher trainees express our recondite gratitude to the leadership of GTEC. PRINCOF and IOE-UCC for considering our appeal as a joint quest to prioritize the good interest of trainees,” TTAG stated