Effective this academic year, the teacher trainees allowance component has been reduced from GH¢200 to GH¢149.00 to supplement the feeding of students in public Colleges of Education, the Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG) has said.
In a statement shared with AcademicWeek, TTAG said the reduction of the allowance component is based on the request from Principals of Colleges of Education (PRINCOF) to the Ministry of Education (MoE) last academic year to supplement the feeding of trainees, effective this academic year.”
The Association also said payment of teacher trainees’ allowance will soon commence adding that per arrangement, the allowance for three months will be paid to eligible government Colleges of Education (CoE) teacher trainees
“We are pleased to inform you that the allowance payment has been confirmed and will be disbursed this
week. As per the arrangement, the allowance for three months will be paid to eligible teacher trainees,” it said.
In a related development, the Ministry of Education following the claim nursing and College of Education trainees allowance will be cancelled next academic year has urged the general public to disregard any such allegation.
‘The statement attributed to the Minister for Education, Hon. Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum regarding the cancellation of allowances for teachers and nursing students is categorically false and unfounded,’ MoE said in a press release.
The release signed by a spokesperson for the Education Ministry, Kwasi Kwarteng and copied to AcademicWeek.com said the Ministry in Charge of Education has no intentions to terminate the nursing and teacher trainees’ allowances.
“We understand the importance of supporting and prioritizing the training of teachers, and the government remains committed to providing necessary financial assistance in these areas
We urge the public to rely on accurate and verified information from official sources such as the Ministry of Education, government press releases, and trusted news outlets,” the Education Ministry statement dated July 14, 2023, stated.