The Teacher Trainees’ Association of Ghana (TTAG) leadership has refused to comply with their principals’ requests for them to begin providing for themselves.
The Association has adamantly promised to fight any attempts to deny them their daily three-square meals.
In a statement cited by Ghanatodayonline.com on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, the General Secretary, Sumaila Musah, said that enabling students to provide for themselves will create chaos at the different schools of education.
“Without mincing words, we, the TTAG would want to state that, feeding should continue unabated”
“We also wish to appeal to the Ministry of Education to expedite steps in addressing the food shortage issue and subsequently the release of funds for the payment of outstanding months of trainee allowances”.
Read the statement from TTAG below:
Their requests come in response to a recent order from the National Conference of Principals of Colleges of Education – Ghana (PRINCOF) requesting that the teacher candidates start paying for their own meals.
In a letter, Dr. Harriet Naki Amui, Executive Secretary of PRINCOF, indicated that the development was brought on by the food supplier’s unwillingness to provide them with commodities owing to current market trends.
Read PRINCOF letter to Education Ministry below:
If nothing else changes, the trainees will begin to feed themselves in accordance with the new rules on November 7, 2022.
Mr. Sumaila Musah, meantime, declares that they would resist the PRINCOF decision and adds that it will not benefit the pupils.
Source: Ghanatodayonline.com/Louis Gyamerah