TTAG Issues Update on the Delayed Teacher Trainee Allowances

The TTAG National President, Jephthah Nana Kwame, and the Association's Logo
The TTAG National President, Jephthah Nana Kwame, and the Association's Logo

The Teacher Trainees’ Association of Ghana (TTAG) has issued a missive to provide an update on the teacher trainee allowances.

As the foremost representative body for Teacher Trainees nationwide, TTAG extends its appreciation to the government of Ghana for the recent release of GHC 24 Im for the payment of allowances to Teacher Trainees across the 46 public Colleges of Education in Ghana for the 2022/2023 academic year.

However, it is sad to note that for more than five weeks since the release of the warrant from the Ministry of Finance (MoF), Controller has not released funds to the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) for the disbursement to Trainees.

This delay is causing untold hardships to Teacher Trainees, particularly on feeding and purchase of teaching and learning materials.

With a heavy heart, TTAG sheds more light on the challenges faced by esteemed Teacher Trainees who currently endure the absence of their stipend payments.

The Teacher Trainee allowances serve as a vital lifeline, enabling Trainees to meet their basic needs and alleviate the financial burden of tuition fees. Unfortunately, the prolonged delay in disbursing these allowances has left Trainees in a state of distress and uncertainty.

TTAG has been patient on this issue since the start of the academic year in January 2023 (5 months), but they cannot guarantee it if the funds are not released immediately.

TTAG remains committed to working with PRINCOF, GTEC, and the Government to ensure a peaceful academic environment for teaching and learning in the colleges of education.

However, they implore the authorities to urgently address this matter and ensure the prompt and seamless disbursement of the allowances.

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