The Deputy spokesperson for the Ministry of Education (MoE), Hon Yaw Opoku Mensah has urged all teacher trainees in the country to remain calm as plans are far advance for the payment of the delayed allowance by the government.
Speaking in an interview monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh, the Public Relations Officer said the Ministry of Finance has commenced a process to release funds for the payment of all 6 months arrears owed to the teacher trainees.
“I want to assure all trainees that the government in due course will settle the unpaid debts, the Ministry of Finance has begun a process to effect the payment in the coming few days, it could be within the month of October” he stated.
Meanwhile, the leadership of the Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG) has given the Nana Akufo-Addo led government a three-week ultimatum to pay the 6 months delayed allowance or they will take appropriate actions.
The delay of the allowance trainees rely on to settle their school and examination fees, TTAG said has caused most teacher trainees not to sit for the end of semester examination across various public Colleges of Education.
“The delay of the payment of the allowance has subjected them to constant borrowing and the usage of the internally generated funds of the Colleges of Education,” the Teacher Trainees’ Association (TTAG) stated in the release.