Pay teacher, nurse training allowances as you promised – Mahama to Akufo-Addo

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Former President has called on the government to fulfill its promises to teacher trainees and nursing students by paying the allowances owed them. Mr Mahama made the call when he addressed delegates of the in Ada on Friday to wrap up his five-day tour of the Greater Accra Region. He said prior to the 2016 general elections, the NDC administration explained to the students that it was better to shift them onto the students' loan scheme in order to use the extra to build more and hospitals to enable government provide them with sustainable jobs. But then opposition NPP criticised the decision and promised to pay the teacher trainees and nursing students' allowances when elected. “By God's grace you have come, now pay the trainees. You promised and so you must fulfill it. Promises are meant to be fulfilled and so the teacher trainee allowances, the nursing training allowances, you promised that you will pay, so go ahead and pay,” he said. Former President Mahama also bemoaned the congestion in many Senior High Schools () as a result of the poor implementation of the Free Senior High School programme, citing overcrowding in dormitories and its attendant bed bugs problems in particular. He has therefore appealed to the government to fumigate dormitories in order to bring relief to the suffering students. On the , Mr Mahama asked “what will parents be doing with their at home on vacation for 41 days of vacation”? He added that parents are likely to pay more for extra tuition for their children when they go on vacation from schools next week. Source: 3news.com|

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