For the past years, only Teacher Trainee's in the public Colleges of Education in the country were entitled to benefit from the allowance scheme which was paid per semester, comprising four months per semester and eight months in an academic year.
Under the restored allowance scheme, each Teacher Trainee's in the public College of Education is entitled to an amount of GH$ 400. 00 per month within the two semesters of the academic year. Out of the GH$ 400.00 , an amount of GH$ 196.00 will go directly to college's to pay for Trainee's utilities and feeding.
This allowance helps Teacher Trainee's to stay focused on their studies. But the case in private colleges of education is different.
Teacher Trainee's in private colleges of education does not enjoy this national cake. But at the end, both Teacher Trainee's in public and private colleges of education will render the same service to the country.
But the truth of the matter is, none of these private colleges of education is an independent institution. They also adhere to government's procedure in running the academic activities.
Teacher Trainee's have to pay for their tuition fee, feeding fee, and other utilities. How some of these Teacher Trainee's struggle before paying their utilities, is heart touching.
But without these private colleges of education in the country, there will be pressure on the public schools. Few students will be admitted every year. Hence, the private colleges of education is also a tool for development in the country.
To make teaching a lucrative career, the government has a major role to play. If Teacher Trainee's in both private and public colleges of education benefit from the allowance scheme, it will lift the financial burden on them and they will have time for their studies.
In the nutshell, the government must provide the opportunity for the Teacher Trainee's in private colleges of education to also benefit from the allowance scheme.
Allowance for Teacher Trainee's in both private and public colleges of education, the necessity for national development.
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