A former National Coordinator of the Teacher Trainees’ Association of Ghana (TTAG) Mr. Hussein Mohammed Sheikh is worried over the inability of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s government to pay teacher trainees their allowances since January 2021 till date.
According to him, what ever the situation may be, the Students Loan Trust Fund (SLTF) led by it Chief Executive Officer Mr. Nana Kwaku Agyei Yeboah must tell the less privilege teacher trainees the reasons they were not paid their allowances for the past semester thus; four months (January 2021 to April 2021)
Trainees across the Forty-six (46) Accredited Public Colleges of Education are due to return to their various campuses to kick start the second semester on Saturday 8th May 2021. As cheerful as they would have been, many are left with disappointments as they are yet to receive an alert indicating payment for the first-semester allowance (4 months in arrears).
“As an alumnus of the CoE and a past officer for its mother union TTAG, I find this situation very worrying and difficult to come to terms with. What at all might be the problem that the SLTF won’t let us know having acknowledged receipt of funds?” Mr. Hussein Mohammed Sheikh said.
He has therefore called on all Colleges of Education (CoE) students, ex officious, and leadership of the Teacher Trainees’ Association of Ghana (TTAG) under the Chairmanship of Dimbie Abdul Manan must up their game by speaking up and involve the necessary stakeholders in addressing this grave concern.
He also wish all teacher trainees traveling back to campus tomorrow a safe journey. “We are with you in these difficult times.”