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Students of the Kwadaso Agric Training College took to the street Tuesday to register their displeasure over government’s decision not to restore their trainee allowances.
Their protest comes as government prepares to launch the restoration of the monthly allowance for trainee nurses Tuesday, October 10, 2017, in Sunyani, Brong Ahafo region.
In 2013, the government of former president John Mahama scrapped the payment of allowances to students of colleges of education including the Kwadaso Agric Training College — a decision that was met with grave disapproval.
But the president has explained that the move was a barter for increased enrolment in colleges of education and upgrade of the status of such institutions. The cancellation of the allowances became a key element of the Akufo-Addo campaign, promising to restore them when given the nod.
However, after 10 months of being in government, the students of the Kwadaso Agric Training College are up in arms against the Akufo-Addo led administration, accusing it of shirking the pledge it made to them.
According to them, the government is being selective in restoring the allowance hence their protest.
Monitoring the development for Starr News, Ultimate FM’s Issac Bediako reported that the students started demonstrating Monday by boycotting lectures.