TTAG Updates Trainees On Payment Of Feeding Components
The Leadership of the Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana has issued a new press release on the payment of feeding components to teacher trainees.
THE POSITION OF TTAG IN SOME CASES OF SURCHARGES AND THE FEEDING COMPONENT OF TRAINEES’ ALLOWANCES.
Receive warm felicitations from the National Secretariat of the Teacher Trainees’ Association of Ghana We would like to state clearly, the position of the association on some issues of concern within our fraternity to the general public.
ACADEMIC YEAR AND OTHER FEE CHARGES
Once again, the leadership has made notices of the fee charges for the 2022/23 academic year released by the Managements of some Colleges of Education which affirms the series of concerns and outcries of trainees.
The leadership has on its tables, the bills of some Colleges which accumulates the 15% increment approved by parliament and some other outrageous extra charges. An explicit individual breakdown of such extra charges has not been outlined nor have the students been engaged in these.
We wish to state unequivocally that the leadership is displeased with such decisions from the management of those colleges and will STAND with trainees against the payment of such extra charges until they are reversed. Moreover, we once again caution all SRCS against the negotiation of extra charges and surcharging them on students.
FEEDING COMPONENT OF TRAINEES’ ALLOWANCES
The leadership has in recent times been engaged in some levels of discussions by PRINCOF, GTEC, and MOE on the above subject. The discussion brings to bear the continuous lamentations of PRINCOF on the daily hikes in food items in juxtaposition to the feeding component of the trainees’ allowances which remains at GHC 6.50 pesewas.
On all occasions, the leadership acknowledges the concerns of the PRINCOF and admonishes that, the Ministry through Government makes some significant increment in the allowance to further yield an increment to the feeding component which has not seen light yet.
Forthwith, the leadership of PRINCOF together with the Ministry of Education engaged TTAG with a proposition of the possibility to increase the feeding component with a part of the amount (GHC 200) which comes to trainees. The leadership withstood this proposition vehemently and asked that the leadership be given ample time to engage its constituents in the coming days at Congress to take a decision.
We wish all teacher trainees across the 46 public colleges of education a fruitful semester.