The Ministry of Education under the leadership of Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempheh announced this year about the government’s decision to enhance teacher competency. As a result of this factor, the Ministry in conjunction with the ministry of finance and other educational stakeholders agreed as planned and promised the professional Ghanaian teacher that an amount of GH¢1200 will be paid to them as an Allowance to aid their competency. According to the minister this amount is paid will help cater for the cost of professional development workshops as well as aid in the provision of teaching-learning materials.
Upon numerous postponement of payment of the said allowance, the much-awaited day for payment has come but the story has taken a different dimension. In an interaction with some validators of the various management units (schools), it was confirmed that the GH¢1,200 which was announced to be paid to Professional teachers was a hoax by the minister.
An amount of GH¢ 310 has been deducted for no reason aligned to the deduction.
Most teachers were aware of a GH¢100 licensure deduction but not GH¢310. Teachers are therefore calling on the minister of education to come out publicly to give further explanations to the issue at hand.
However, according to listengh.net’s observation, the majority of teachers have politically aligned the payment of this Allowance as bait to win their votes in the upcoming elections.