EducationGhana is reliably informed that trainees in the various Colleges of Education in the country are supposed to register with the Students Loan Trust Fund before the can have access to the restored allowances.
A directive from the Minister of Education,Dr.Mathew Opoku Prempeh ,through the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) has directed that all teacher trainees must register with the Students Loan Trust Fund.
This requirement is believed to be scheduled prior to the Payment of allowances in September this year.
According to the said directive,Students shall be paid their allowances ONLY through the Students Loan Trust Fund(SLTF).
Trainees are expected to Register with the Students Loan Trust Fund immediately in view of this directive.
Though it is not certained the role of The SLTF in relation to the Payment of allowances, It was still unclear the definition of the ‘Restoration of Allowances’ by government in its implementation process.
Earlier, government stated that trainees shall only be paid allowances while in School which was not inline with the previous procedure for payment of allowances which happened to be an annual payment.
Trainees are thereby adviced to contact their respective Colleges for confirmation to prevent them from not benefiting from the restored allowances.