The Teacher Trainee Allowance has been in arrears for the last four months, Teacher Trainee Association of Ghana (TTAG).
The Association says they do not know when the allowances would be paid and they are yet to meet the authorities to deliberate on the issue.
President of the TTAG, Jonathan Dunu, made the revelations in an interview with 3FM’s Sunrise hosted by Alfred Ocansey on Thursday.
He was commenting on the call for the abolishing of the Teacher Trainees Allowance due to the economic hardship in the country.
“We have four months of arrears of the allowances and that is not because the economy is in crisis. This is a new administration and we are yet to meet them. We met with the student loans and they said it will be paid, but for now, we were not given a specific date”, Mr. Dunu explained.
He assured that “we are hoping to start engagement from next week Monday”.
“Taken it off will create a different problem. Are you looking at the consequences you are putting on the students too? We are from poor homes so the allowances are what most students depend on”.
Mr. Dunu noted that “some students have not seen their last semester results because they could not pay their exams fees”.
“So when you do that, you are pushing the students into a tight corner”.