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Academic work should be restored in communities affected by Akosombo Dam spillage — NUGS

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The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) is urging stakeholders, particularly the government, to accelerate efforts aimed at restoring education in communities affected by the Akosombo Dam Spillage, as well as those in Pru East.

Educational activities in communities such as Mepe in the Volta region, as well as those in Pru East, have come to a standstill following the devastating impact of floodwaters.

Addressing a press conference at the NUGS Secretariat Conference Hall at the Accra City Campus of the University of Ghana, Daniel Oppong Kyeremeh, President of the National Union of Ghana Students, emphasized the necessity of focusing on educational needs in these affected communities and disclosed that NUGS will commences one – month teaching volunteer program to complement the efforts of other stakeholders working to restore academic work in the affected communities.

“NUGS is proud to announce the launch of q one — month teaching volunteering program. This program will bring together dedicated individuals willing to contribute their time and expertise to support schools in flood — affected areas.We believe that through collaborative efforts, we can help these communities rebuild and restore their education system, ”

Daniel Oppong Kyeremeh also called upon the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Finance to expedite efforts for the payment of outstanding 18 — month nursing trainee allowances. He also bemoaned the high fees trainees are burdened with.

‘I must take this opportunity to touch on another important concern we have been advancing for a few weeks now: the Nursing Training Allowance of 18 months are still in arrears, and Nursing and Midwifery Trainees pay substantial sums of fees due to the lack of regulation on their academic fees.Teacher trainee allowance are also in arrears,and we call on the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Finance to, as a matter of urgency, pay trainees their money”……..Story by Bugbila Moadow.

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