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Teacher Trainees Fed Three Times Daily at GH₵6.50


Teacher trainees in the various Colleges of Education are fed three square meals a day by their Principals.

However, this feeding has become a challenge due to the amount allocated for it by the government.

During the 2022/2023 academic year, the feeding grant per student was increased from GH₵6.50 to GH₵10.00, which gave PRINCOF some relief, although it was not enough considering the rise in the price of goods and services.

However, information reaching Coleman Publications reveals that the amount has been reduced back to GH₵6.50 for the 2023/2024 academic year, with the government still expecting the various Principals to feed trainees three square meals per day.

SEE ALSO: Students Loan Trust Fund Releases Breakdown of What Teacher Trainees Should Expect

According to our sources, this has made the various Principals unhappy, and they have collectively decided to postpone the reopening date for the second semester, which was initially scheduled for June 2, 2024, to June 9, 2024, to allow them to engage with the government on this decision.

Sources have also indicated that if the government insists on Principals feeding trainees with GH₵6.50, they may reduce the frequency of meals to once a day or cease providing meals altogether.

SEE ALSO: PRINCOF Postpones College Re-Opening for Second Semester- 2023/2024 Academic Year

Sadly, the majority of the Principals owe a lot of creditors, anticipating that the feeding component of the GH₵10.00 will be paid to them by the government so they can clear their debts

However, shockingly, they received only a partial payment for the first semester of the 2023/2024 academic year at the reduced rate of GH₵6.50, making it difficult for them to clear their debts.

SEE ALSO:NUGS Provides Fresh Update on Payment of Teacher Trainees’ Allowances

Trainees are urged to note that if the government reverts to the initial GH₵10.00 per trainee but does not increase their allowance, their take-home may not be GH₵200.00 as previously stated.

Additionally, if the government does not address the concerns of the Principals, trainees may be forced to fend for themselves or to be fed once a day.

Furthermore, based on this, the disbursement of the trainees’ allowance may be delayed as promised.

SEE ALSO: Critical Issues That Led to the Postponement of the Re-Opening Date Resolved – PRINCOF

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