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General News of Thursday, 21 July 2016

Source: Starrfmonline.com

Government to pay abated nurses trainee allowance

A Technical Committee set up by President John Mahama to review the issue of nursing students' allowances has recommended the payment of an abated allowance with a possibility to migrate them onto the students Loan Scheme.

The payment which will amount to about GHC150 a month is aimed at supporting 34,500 students who are currently pursuing various levels of health professional training across the country, according to a statement signed by the Health Minister Alex Segbefia.

“The payment amount would serve as a bridging mechanism pending the amendment of the Students Loan Trust Act, to enable students in non-tertiary Health Training Institutions access loans to support their education,” it added.

Further information will be available at the Health Training Institutions Secretariat, the statement served notice.