News In:Cancel Payment Of Teacher And Nursing Trainee Allowances– AFFED

By | December 4, 2022
News In:Cancel Payment Of Teacher And Nursing Trainee Allowances– AFFED

News In:Cancel Payment Of Teacher And Nursing Trainee Allowances– AFFED

The payment of the teacher and nursing trainee allowances was of the major campaign promises of the New Patriotic Party(NPP).

Information culled from 3news.com has indicated that the African Foundation for Educational Development (AFFED), a non-governmental organization (NGO), has asked the government to cancel the payment of trainee allowances.

According to AFFED, the government is struggling to pay the allowance after accumulating arrears for six months.

“It is undoubtedly clear how the government is suffocating in honoring its promise to pay trainee allowances especially at this time when the allowance has been in arrears for six (6) months”. Executive Director, Ernest Kwame of AFFED added.

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“Channel the over Gh¢400 million into infrastructure development in the colleges, Colleges need their dormitories converted into hostels, classrooms upgraded into lecture halls, Trainees need updated libraries and standard laboratory. If as a country, we are still interested in providing incentive for trainees, then the better incentive is a total reduction of the extravagant fees they pay.”

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Background
Currently, the payment of the trainee allowances has been in arrears for the past seven months with many civil society organizations calling on the government to cancel it.
It will be recalled that African Education Watch has raised alarm over the huge sums of money the government spent every year in the payment of the trainee’s allowance.

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