The National Association of Hygiene Students on Tuesday petitioned government over their exemption from the reinstated nursing and teacher training allowances.
The students after demonstrating in the streets of Ho and gathering at the Regional Coordinating Council threatened to embark on a sit down strike if their allowances were not restored by the end of November.
A petition signed by Mr Jacob Amanor, National President of the Association and Students Representative Council executives of Schools of Hygiene in Ho, Tamale and Accra, said they did not understand why students of the School of Hygiene should be sidelined in the payment of restored allowances despite engagements with stakeholders in August 2017 after which students’ particulars were processed for payments.
It appealed to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to remember his campaign promises and resolve the issue.
Mr Maxwell Blagodzi, Deputy Volta Regional Minister, who received the petition, said the plea is a “clear testimony of the significance of the restored allowances” and appealed to the students to return to their studies, adding that the petition would receive the needed consideration.