Several Public sector teachers across the country who underwent the just ended training on the new curriculum to be used in the next academic year have rejected the GHC50.00 sitting allowance given them by the Ghana Education Service (GES).
According to the aggrieved teachers, they had been reliably informed that they were supposed to have taken GHC100.00 each at the end of the exercise and not GHC50.00 that was being given them.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) and the National Council for Curriculum Assessment (NaCCA) recently launched the new curriculum which would be used in Ghanaian schools in the 2019/2020 academic year.
In view of the introduction, Circuit supervisors, headteachers and teachers in public basic schools were taken through a 5-day training across the country on the new curriculum for Kindergarten 1 to Primary 6.
The displeased teachers in the Kumasi Metro, Tema and many parts of the country who had concerns about the quality of food that was served teachers during the training, in an interview with Kasapafmonline.com rejected the GHC50.00 insisting that they’re being short-changed.
“We had information that we’ll be given GHC100.00 after the workshop, but at the end we realized that they actually wanted to give us GHC50.00 and we all decided not to take GHC50.00 so we all rejected the money and there was a demonstration. A GES staff spoke on TV about this workship and disclosed the amount they’ll speed on us as feeding fee and GHC10.00 as the amount of allowance to be given us and so we expected that amount. When we protested that we’ll not take the money they told us that we should take the GHC50.00 and they’ll give the balance of GHC50 to ur headteachers to be given us. So it means that the GHC100.00 was actually given to them but they refused to give us what is due us so we left, nobody signed nobody took the money.” A teacher who wants to remain anonymous told this website.
Another teacher added: “We are disappointed in the way GES has treated us, we are disappointed in the sense that we are on vacation and we all have our businesses to take care of. But this five-day workshop from 8:00 to 5:00pm each day and the food they were giving us was also not food.’The GES must come out and appoint and investigation and solve the matter.”
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