The Minister of Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku-Prempeh (NAPO) has revealed that the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Allowances paid teachers is not free money. He said every teacher being paid this allowance must work hard in return.
He made this revelation in an interview on Jaman Radio 103.7Mhz on Friday, November 20, 2020.
He said the allowance is to aid teachers in attending workshops to improve their teaching competencies.
He, therefore, indicated that teachers who shall not attend the Professional Learning Community (PLC) meetings and other skill development workshops shall not be entitled to their allowances.
In his submission, he stated that his statement is in relation to the just signed conditions of service agreement signed with the Teacher Union
“Every teacher is s expected to attend at least four (4) Upgrading meetings or workshops annually. It is a must for teachers to attend Professional Learning Community (PLC) meetings on Wednesday as entailed in the New curriculum”, he added.
The minister however added that the skill development training and workshops that will be organized will serve as the core point which qualifies in-service teachers to renew their license when the need arises for it to be renewed.