- George Opare Addo has on behalf of the party, apologised for the cancellation of the teacher trainee allowances
- He said if Ghanaians vote Mahama back into power, he would not repeat such a thing
- Opare Addo noted that the allowances were cancelled after training colleges were upgraded to tertiary institutions
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The National Youth Organiser for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), George Opare Addo, has apologised to Ghanaians for the cancellation of the trainee allowances during the Mahama-led administration.
According to him, if Ghanaians vote Mahama back into power, he would not repeat such a thing.
Speaking on Accra-based Asempa FM, Opare Addo noted that the allowances were cancelled after training colleges were upgraded to tertiary institutions.
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“... the NDC government was spending GH¢950 on teacher trainees. And we were looking at issues of equity since they were upgraded to tertiary institutions.
So we wanted to migrate them unto the Student Loan Trust Fund,” he said.
Opare Addo said everybody had the right to change his/her mind, so he sees nothing wrong if former President Mahama believed the decision was unpopular and wrong.
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In other news, the running mate for John Dramani Mahama, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, has made claims that the Mahama-led NDC government never scrapped teacher trainee allowances.
According to her, students’ loans were used to replace the trainee allowances for all trainees to enable the country to produce more teachers.
She made this known while addressing tertiary students in Bolgatanaga in the Upper East Region on a two-day working visit.
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Source: Yen Newspaper