According to the Ministry of Education, GH 241 million has been released for the payment of allowances for teacher candidates across the nation.
The Ministry also disclosed that GH32 million has been set aside for the first round of book and research allowance payments to be made to qualified senior members of public tertiary institutions nationwide.
At the 13th congregation of the Koforidua Asokore SDA Training College, Professor Yara Dzakadzie, the director of tertiary education at the Ministry, announced this in an address on behalf of the sector minister.
“It will interest the members of staff to know that the government has processed an amount of over GH¢32 million for the first batch of book and research allowance payable to senior members of tertiary institutions across the country.”
“The government is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring the smooth running of our colleges of education, and it is committed to providing our students with the best education. In light of this, the government has released an amount of GH¢241 million for the payment of teacher trainee allowances across the country.”
For her part, Dr. Cecelia Ofosua Odame, principal of the Koforidua Asokore SDA Training College, listed a variety of issues affecting teaching and learning, including as the lack of labs, lecture halls, and staff housing, and pleaded with the government to sincerely step in to help.
“The college faces several challenges which hinder teaching and learning on campus which include a lack of buses to transport students and also most of the equipment in the science lab has worn out and made it difficult to support practical teaching and learning and I wish to appeal to the alumni, the public, and the government to come to our aid.”