The Ministry of Education (MoE) following claims the government in next year will cancel the nursing and teacher trainees allowance has urged members of the public to disregard the false report circulating on social media.
The viral publication the Education Ministry has described as false said the government effective 2022 academic year will not pay allowances to nurse and teacher trainees saying the cancellation excludes feeding components. The viral information reads
"Cancellation of Students Allowance 2022
The implemention of students allowance has been a beneficiary and it supports students learning in the country, according to a lot of research and thorough investigation made indicate that Nursing and Teacher Trainees allowance will be cancelled in 2022, excluding feeding component, feeding components will still be released to the various colleges and institutions to prepare meals for the trainess.
Government has made it very clear that the country is going through many difficulties, in terms of financial issues. Due to this the government find it..."
The spokes person said the above is untrue and therefore must be treated as false information.
Denying the earlier reports, the spokesperson for the Education Ministry, Mr Emmanuel Kwasi Kwarteng said the no such decision has been taken by the Ministry of government.
“We wish to place on record that no such decision has been taken by the Ministry of Education or Government of Ghana (GoG). The Ministry or government remains committed to paying trainee allowance,” the spokesman stated.
In his Official Facebook page, Mr Emmanuel Kwasi Kwarteng posted a screenshot of the the false publication.
The Ministry of Education (MoE) consequently has entreated members of the general public and trainee’s in various public tertiary institutions benefitting the allowance to treat any such information as false and untrue.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo led the government in 2017 fully restored the nursing and teacher trainee allowances which was scrap in 2014 for teacher trainees
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