Results of about 15,000 Newly Trained Teachers who took part in their final examinations on 2nd and 3rd July 2022 are in and will only be released by officials at the Institute of Education, University of Cape Coast if the students pay their examination fees owed the Institute.
An official of the Institute of Education, the University of Cape Coast who spoke on condition of anonymity to the News Desk of the Colleges of Education Weekly Journal stated that “the results of the newly trained teachers are ready but we will only release the results to them if they pay their examination fees owed the Institute. We were very charitable to them before the exams by allowing them to sit for the examinations due to the challenges COVID – 19 presented. However, our checks have revealed that all trainees were paid their allowances so we expect them to do the needful and get access to their results”.
According to the official, “all Newly Trained Teachers /Colleges that have paid their examination fees will gain access to their results”.
Reacting to the development, Dr Samuel Awinkene Atintono, Principal of Accra College of Education stated that “before the exams, we noticed that Institute of Education – UCC had asked students to pay their examination fees directly into their account but a majority of students did not pay. Personally, in Accra College of Education, I had to plead with the Institute of Education – UCC that the best thing to do was to allow them to write the exams and when the time comes for the results to be released, they can hold it until the students clear themselves. We had some communication with the student leadership and I informed the students during the exams. As it stands, I don’t think that should be a problem because the government has done well by paying them their allowances and the feeding grants to the College”.
The Principal further added that “in my College, we are taking steps to use the feeding grants which gets to the College to pay the fees for those who have not paid to enable them to have access to their results as soon as possible”.