[CHECK DATE & AMOUNT] Teacher trainees to receive allowances for 2022/2023 academic year
The 49 colleges of colleges of education in the country will soon receive teacher trainee allowances for the 2022/2023 academic year.
This announcement was made during the 14th Congregation held at the Sefwi Wiawso College of Education, located in the Western North Region. The college, established in 1952 with only 29 male students, awarded degrees for the first time to 355 students in the Basic Education Programme.
Out of the 355 students, 238 were males and 117 were females, all admitted in 2018. They were awarded a Bachelor in Basic Education, JHS option, with 22 students achieving first-class honors, 167 achieving second-class upper honors, 127 achieving second-class lower honors, 43 achieving third-class honors, and 1 passing grade. Additionally, 36 students had their papers withheld.
During the congregation, the Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Adu Twum, revealed that the government, through the Ministry of Education, has approved an amount of 241,913,000 Cedis for the payment of the 2022/2023 Teacher Trainee Allowances.
He emphasized the government’s commitment to expanding Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education to encourage art students who aspire to pursue engineering programs in universities.
The minister’s speech was read by Dr. Yayeria Dzakadzie, the director in charge of Tertiary Education, on his behalf.
Dr. Emmanuel Caserma, the principal of the Sefwi Wiawso College of Education, expressed gratitude to the council and the Regional Minister for their support.
He also appealed to the Education Minister to assist in completing the abandoned science laboratory project, which began in 2005, and address other infrastructure challenges in the school.
Professor Samuel Aseidu Addo, the guest speaker and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Education-Winneba, highlighted the significance of STEM education introduced by the government to inspire young people in developing skills and pursuing engineering.
The best male and female students of the year shared their experiences with GBCNEWS, but the specific details of their experiences are not mentioned in the provided text.