TTAG calls on government to pay allowances including arrears to Teacher Trainees 

Mr. Augustine Appiah
Mr. Augustine Appiah

The Leadership of the Teacher Trainees’ Association of Ghana (TTAG) is Calling on government through the Students Loan Trust Fund to immediately disburse allowances to all Teacher Trainees across the forty-six (46) Accredited Public Colleges of Education in Ghana.

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. 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.

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“Pursuant to a statement we issued on the 18th June, 2020 after stakeholders
engagement on teacher licensure examination, allowances, top up program etc we have been receiving calls from teacher trainees and other stakeholders
seeking to know the reason for the delay in the payment of allowances after we
assured our membership of payment at the end of June. Indeed, our assurances was a result of our engagement with the CEO of the paying agency (Students Loan Trust Fund) and we relayed in truth what resulted
from our meeting.

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However, everything did not go on well as planned after our visit as a follow up
to the CEO of the Trust revealed that, their payment system developed a technical challenge which is being resolved.

In press statement issued by the Association, they leadership has therefore called for a quick and swift resolution of the challenge to pave way for payment to commence.

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The leadership also wish to also remind those whose details were either deemed incorrect or were not sent therefore did not receive any allowance since last semester to immediately visit their various Colleges to make the necessary corrections.

TTAG also congratulates all newly trained
teachers, who completed their three- year course of study on 3rd July, 2020.

“We say ‘ayekoo’ and congratulations!!
To all our members, we extend our gratitude and appreciation for your
continuous support and cooperation. We understand the difficulties you are
going through due to the delay in the payment of the allowance. Leadership is
seriously engaging stakeholders and very soon a positive result will be seen.”

Read below the full statement of the Association.

TTAG statement on Delay in payment of allowances to Teacher Trainees.

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