The management of the Students Loan Trust Fund (SLTF) has described as fake a text messaging making rounds on various social media platforms indicating CoE teacher trainees allowance has been cancelled by the government.
“The Students Loan Trust Fund takes note of a fake text message making the rounds on social media, claiming that teacher trainee allowances have been cancelled
We would like to inform our stakeholders, particularly teacher trainees that the information a fabrication.” Trainees thus have been urged to disregard any such report,” the Fund stated in a communique sighted by AcademicWeek.
In a related development, the Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG) has petitioned the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) to increase the CoE teacher trainees allowance amid the high cost of living.
TTAG in a statement copied to AcademicWeek said a proposal has been submitted to the Director-General of the Tertiary Commission to consider the increase in feeding component allowance due to the hike in the price of foodstuff.
“The leadership adjured GTEC to consider increasing the allowance to yield an increment on the feeding component due to the constant hike in the price of foodstuffs,” the Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana stated in a press release.
In response to TTAG’s proposal, the Director-General of the Tertiary Commission (GTEC) Prof Salifu Mohammed said his outfit would engage relevant stakeholders on the College students’ allowance increment for an onward consideration.
He commenting on the delay in the payment of public College students’ allowance told the Teachers Association his outfit and the Ministry of Education had initiated steps in the past weeks for the payment of stipends and all arrears.