The leadership of the Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG) following a directive for Colleges of Education (CoE) students to pay GH₵470.00 as exam fees has said students are to pay only GH₵400.00 until further notice.
In a statement copied to EducationWeb, TTAG said the examination fee for all year groups remains GH₵400.00 until further notice. Trainees who have been charged GH₵470.00 as the examination fee TTAG said are to remain calm.
The Teacher Trainees Association indicated it will continue to engage the management of the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) and other relevant stakeholders on what could be made of the extra GH₵70.00.
“Examination fee for all year groups remains GH₵400.00. Trainees who have been charged GH₵470.00 should remain resolute as the leadership engage stakeholders on what could be made of the extra GH₵70.00,” it said on Tuesday.
Commenting on the practicum and project work fee, the Teacher Association said the earlier GH₵370.00 communicated by the Institute of Education, UCC as the project work fee has been scrapped for all final year College students.
For the final year of public Colleges of Education (CoE) students who have already make GH₵370.00 payment as the controversial practicum and project work fee, the TTAG leadership said it will engage stakeholders on the way forward.
“Final year students are not paying the GH₵370.00 which was slated as practicum and project work fee. The leadership will engage stakeholders on the way forward for trainees who have already paid,” the Association stated in the release.
The new development comes after the Institute of Education, UCC communicated that affiliated Colleges of Education (CoE) and the public that the examination fees for the next academic year have been increased for various levels.
The University of Cape Coast (UCC) in a statement copied to EducationWeb said examination fees for affiliated Colleges Of Education have been increased from GH¢400 to 470.00 for the first, second and third year batches.
But, the Trainees Association appealed to the Director-General of GTEC, Prof Salifu Mohammed to engage relevant stakeholders to decrease College of Education teacher trainees’ examination fees for the 2021/2022 academic year.