Agric students want allowance restored as done to trainee teachers, nurses

Politics

A section of College of Agric students stormed the Ministry of Agric premises on Wednesday morning at about 5:30 picketing in a bid to coerce the government to restore their allowances as has been done for trainee nurses. 

The students numbering about 300, converged at the premises of the Ministry singing and dancing all in bid to mount pressure on the Ministry to get their allowances, which were scrapped together with that of teacher and nursing trainees, restored.  

“No alawa no school, no alawa no school, no alawa no school”, they chanted.

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Speaking to Joy News’ Maxwell Agbagba, president of the National Agric Students Union, Chimbu Samson Samika said “we are here to demand the restoration of our allowances”.

He also said they have been trying to dialogue with the Minister since the governing New Patriotic Party promised during the electioneering period to restore all allowances that were scrapped by the erstwhile John Mahama-led government in 2013. 

Another student also said the government should “pamper” them since President Nana Akufo-Addo said he wants to use agric to develop the nation. 

“We are disappointed in the Minister”, another student said. 

The protest has been fueled by the restoration of trainee nurses’ allowance Tuesday.  

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