CONFIRMED: Teacher trainees to be paid their monthly allowances this week – TTAG discloses 

The leadership of the Teacher Trainees’ Association of Ghana (TTAG), the umbrella body of students in the forty-six (46) Accredited Public Colleges of Education in Ghana has announced that, allowances will be paid to all teacher trainees within this week.

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According to the Association, their recent engagement with the management of the Students Loan Trust Fund (SLTF) confirmed that, allowances for the second semester of the 2019/2020 academic year including all arrears (unpaid allowances for the first semester of 2019/2020) will be paid to teacher trainees before the end of this week thus; Friday, 17th July, 2020.

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TTAG stated that, their earlier press statement calling on government through the Students Loan Trust Fund to swiftly pay allowances to students has yielded a positive result, hence calls on trainees to exercise restrain while the Trust Fund disburse their allowances.

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Though the Association could not specify the number of months allowances that will be paid by the Trust Fund, they are confident that, teacher trainees will be paid before this week ends.

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BACKGROUND

On 10th June, 2020, the leadership of the Teacher Trainees’ Association of Ghana (TTAG) has issued a statement calling on government to immediately pay allowances to students in the Colleges of Education.

According to the leadership, government has failed to pay allowances for teacher trainees since the beginning of the second semester of the 2019/2020 academic year.

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Information available to Coverghana.com.gh revealed that, some teacher trainees have not received allowances for first semester (4 months) including the outstanding arrears for the second semester.

Read below the Association’s press statement. 

 

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