Official: PRINCOF Finally Agrees To Pay Feeding Component Of Trainees Allowance
You may recall that due to the COVID19 pandemic, some courses in the Colleges Of Education for the 2020/2021 academic year were delivered online, with the students participating from home. As a result, students in Levels 200 and 30 had to spend six (O)
weeks per semester on the online sessions. Meanwhile, part of the feeding grants for this period was paid to the colleges.
The students have requested a refund of the feeding allowances paid to the Colleges for the periods they were at home..on the other hand, the Principals of the colleges cited several reasons, including the rising cost of food items and other logisticS, including the cost of providing internet connectivity is the Learning Management system.
Having reviewed the submisSions of the studentS and management of the Colleges on the matter, T am to inform you that the on. Minister for Education has directed that 60% of the feeding component in contention be refunded to the students whilst the remaining
40% is retained by the Principals on account of the extra costs incurred by the Colleges.