Offinso College of Education graduating class to be paid allowance arrears

| Updated Aug 03, 2018 at 5:55pm



The Acting Principal of the Offinso College of Education, Daniel Agyei Mensah, has assured the graduating class that their two month allowance arrears for June and July will be paid to them soon.

Mr. Agyei Mensah gave the assurance in an interview with GBC’s Radio Ghana following increasing agitation by final year students about what they say is the College Management’s delay in releasing their June allowance despite confirmation that government had paid the money.

The final year students are also accusing the College’s authority of effecting deductions from the allowance against their wish.

Some of the worried final year students told GBC’s Correspondent in Kumasi that the College is deducting GH¢10.00 from each of them for sanitation during their four-day Orientation before the final examination.

They are also worried about deductions of GH¢14.00 from the allowance as utility bills among other deductions.

The disgruntled students say the deductions are not justified. This is because the institution has cleaners enrolled on government’s payroll.

When contacted, Acting Principal of the College said the GH¢10.00 deductions were meant to keep the school’s premises tidy from the mess created by the final year students during the period they stayed for their examinations.

On the issue of the delayed release of the Allowance, Mr. Agyei Mensah said management has decided to pay the money during the graduation period by which time the July allowance would have also been ready to save the students from the risks and cost of multiple travels to the school to collect their money.