A Concerned Teacher Trainee Sends A Strong Message To President Akufo-Addo
Realnewsgh.com has taken notice of a piece of letter from Owusu Prince Kwabena circulating on media which is purported to be a letter to the President of Ghana concerning the undue delay in the payment of the trainee’s allowances.
Read the letter below:
Many trainees had to leave campuses to the world of work to seek employment in other to get nokofio to settle all or pay part of their fees – they did this while examinations were ongoing and they either missed all or some of the papers because of not being able to clear arrears.
Also, Principals of Colleges of Education turned to be playing hide and seek with their suppliers because they are indebted to the latter.
In furtherance, current L400 students spent only two weeks at home after ending the second semester for the 2020/2021 Academic Year; they are currently in school and have started the new academic year about a month and a week now. After paying about 1,500.00 cedis fees for the 2020/21 Academic Year, they had only two weeks to gather funds to pay for their rent, utility bills, feeding, and school fees since they are no longer spending the first semester of L400 in schools.
Imagine yourself as a parent to any of these trainees, YOU WOULD HAVE EMPATHIZED WITH ME.
TTAG has done its best and has now reached the zenith of its efforts in terms of being diplomatic. Kudos to you!
The Minister and his associates in charge of the allowances had severally promised us (trainees) to the extent of even assuring us that the just-ended September we were going to be paid. But, WHAT IS THE OUTCOME?
MEANWHILE, IF THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT CAPABLE OF CONTINUING THE PAYMENT OF TRAINEES’ ALLOWANCES TOO, IT SHOULD BE CLEAR TO US.
At this juncture, I want to state emphatically that trainees are not interested in the release of communique which does not change anything in their favor; neither are they interested in assurances (A PAINFUL TRUTH): All WE need to see is ACTION!