Teshie Nurses Training Students demonstrate over delayed allowances

Immediate-past and continuing students of the Nurses and Health Assistants (Clinical) Training School at Teshie, in Accra, on Friday morning staged a demonstration to press for the payment of their delayed training allowance.

Wearing red bands and other paraphernalia, the students marched in front on the school and chanted war songs, asking the school administration to do what was right for the release of their accumulated allowances for which they said the Controller and Accountant General’s Office in Accra, had given clearance since last December.

According to Mr Nicholas Sowah Nai, the immediate past president of the Students Representative Council of the school, only one of the 186 immediate past students had been paid Ghc 3,000 as part of their two years accumulated training allowance of Gh¢ 13,000.00.

And with continuing students, only two have been paid Gh¢3,000.00 each as part of their accumulated amount of Gh¢ 8,500.00.

Mr Sowah said the students were at a loss as to why sister schools like the nurses training college at Korle Bu, Pantang, Ho, Ankaful and Sefwi Wiaso had received their allowances whilst theirs had been held on the presumption of wrong imputation of biometric data.

“Give us our full money”, Mr Sowah hollered, and alleged that information available had it that the moneys for the students had been lodged into an account of a bank in Wa, the Upper West Regional capital.

Tendering a Government of Ghana pay roll, the former SRC President alleged fishy deals by the school administration, and suspected a cover up in the name of wrong imputation of biometric data.

He urged the administration to do what was right for the students to get their monies.

When contacted, the Deputy Principal of the school, Afua Serwaa Agyeman, who was unwilling to give her credentials to the Press, said the students were not ready to listen them on why the delay.

She will not comment further, but asked the reporters to come back next Monday to meet her boss.


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