The Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osel Adutwum has announced the date for the payment of Teacher Traonees’ Allowances with arrears.
The Minister in a meeting with the leadership of the Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG) on August 25, 2021, indicated that the payment shall be due by the end of September 2021.
Purpose of Delay
In a statement issued by the National Secretariate of TTAG on August 27, 2021, the Mir sister said the delay was as a result of some unforeseen circumstances but assured the trainees that authorities were have worked assiduously to get the issue resolved.
He also added that plans were far advanced for the payment.
Dr Adutwum assured the leadership of TTAG that the payment shall be effected before the end of September 2021.
He noted that the payment shall include all arrears for the 2020/21 academic year.
Teacher Trainees Demo
Teacher Trainees in the Country’s Public Colleges of Education have threatened to em on series of demonstrations to drum home their demand for the government to pay the allowances that have been in arrears for months.
The trainees are also drumming home their demand for the Colleges Principals and the government to settle challenges facing the disbursement and payment if the feeding complement of their allowances.
The leadership of the Conference of Local TTAG (SRC) Presidents in the 46 Public Colleges of Education in a letter dated Friday, August 20, 2021, to the leadership of the Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG), National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) and all teacher trainees in Ghana, stated salient reasons for their intended action.