Teacher trainees GHc62.7m feeding grant released to Colleges of Education

The Ministry of Education wishes to confirm that funds have been released for the payment of feeding grants for trainees of the Colleges of Education.

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Prof Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, Minister of Education play

Prof Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, Minister of Education

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An amount of GHc62.7 million for disbursement to the various Colleges of Education as feeding grant has been released by the Ministry of Education.

A statement from the Ministry of Education issued on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, said the amount was released to the Ghana Education Trust Fund for onward disbursement to the colleges.

Read more: Release feeding grants to teacher trainees now - NUGS

The announcement of the release of the funds follows a statement issued by the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) in which the students’ union urged government to pay the feeding grants of the teacher trainees across the country which have stalled since the beginning of the academic year.

NUGS said government had defaulted in the payment of feeding fees for the 2014/2015 academic year, resulting in authorities of the various Colleges of Education billing students in order to take care of their feeding needs.

See also: Bawumia emphasises on restoring teacher-trainee allowance

Below is the full statement:

PRESS RELEASE

PAYMENT OF FEEDING GRANTS TO COLLEGES OF EDUCATION

The Ministry of Education wishes to confirm that funds have been released for the payment of feeding grants for trainees of the Colleges of Education.

Feeding grant arrears of 62. 7 million Ghana Cedis have been released to the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) by the Ministry of Finance for onward disbursement to the public Colleges of Education.

We expect the accounts of the Colleges of Education to be credited in the next few days after which Principals will reimburse all trainees.

Related: Teacher trainees threaten demo over feeding fees

We wish to take this opportunity to commend management and trainees of the colleges for their patience and support throughout the processing period of the grants.

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