Breaking:Teacher And Nursing Training Allowance To Be Scrapped As Government Increases Student Loans
The payment of the teacher and nursing trainee’s allowances has remained a big headache to the government considering the current financial conditions of the country.
Many Civil society organizations including Africa Education Watch have urged the Government to stop the payment of the teacher and nursing training allowances.
Some even asked the government to use COE feeding grants to recruit more teachers in 2022.
The information gathered by skynewsgh.com has indicated that Government increases Student Loan set to Scrap Teacher and Nursing Training Allowance
Because student teachers and nurses will be enrolled in the 2022 academic year, funds for student loan repayment have been raised.
The government has been straining to pay Nursing and Teacher Training Allowance, and for the past six months, student teachers and nurses have not received their monthly stipends as promised. The payment of the teacher and nurse training allowances was purely political, with no plan in place for how the money would be spent.
Introduction Of Quota Systems In Colleges of Education and Health Training Institutions
The introduction of the nursing and teacher training allowances has brought about the quota system in colleges of education and nursing training institutions. With the quota systems, the government determines the number of students it can afford to pay allowance to, and admissions into nursing training schools and colleges of education are based on the quota.
To enhance the Student Loan Trust Fund for tertiary students, the government is consulting on eliminating disbursements for nursing and teacher training.
Financial Clearance For Teachers and Nurses
Further checks conducted by sky News Gh Team have revealed that there is a backlog of teachers and nurses waiting for financial clearance to be hired; monies used to pay the allowance might be used to provide infrastructure for these nurses and teachers to work after graduation.