CSO’s have been suggesting that the government should scrap the teacher trainees allowances.
Speaking on the Super Morning Show on Joy Fm, the president of Teacher Training Association Of Ghana(TTAG) has reiterated the importance of maintaining the allowances paid to the students by the government.
Jonathan Dzunu mentioned that, the teacher trainees do not have access to the loan facility granted to tertiary students across the country. Hence, its cancellation will pose a great threat to the student teachers.
These stipends from the government is used to purchase things needed by the students so if cancelled will go a long way to affect the academic performance of the students. The president echoed.
Also, the food served in the Colleges to many students do not satisfied them so these monies also help to support them when necessary.
IMANI Ghana,for instance, has called for the cancellation of the allowances but the president of TTAG thinks otherwise.
Clearly, the restoration of the allowances have been very beneficial to the student-teachers so far.
In other to cancel the allowance, teacher trainees are of the view that the government should implement the student loan system to help trainees access them to support themselves as other students in the tertiary institutions.
By Osafo Boamah
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