The payment of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) allowance to teaching and non-teaching staff in GES was announced earlier this year by the minister of education, Hon. Mathew Opoku Prempeh. According to him, this was to enable teachers to build their professional competencies by partaking fully in Ghana Education service workshops.
More so, the minister caught the attention of teachers by making this pronouncement. However, the teachers in the Ghana Education Service have no idea about when the monies will hit their accounts.
An amount of GH₵12,00 and GH₵600 is expected to hit the accounts of teaching staff and non-teaching staff in the chalk fraternity respectively.
Many teachers who budgeted with this allowance are currently left in a limbo as many perceive it to be a political gimmick by the government. They believe it is just an empty promise made in other to win votes since it is an election year, whereas, others still have faith in the minister’s promise.
THE GOOD NEWS
A statement cited by our news team indicates that the Continuous Development (CPD) Allowance will be paid soon. This was announced during a GNAT National Council meeting with representatives from various boards, GES Council, WAEC and many other stakeholders.
“Continuous Professional Development is to ensure standards, ethics and licensing. The allowance to be paid soon, hopefully October, 2020”, the statement added.
It however stated that, licensure fee for in-service teachers is GH₵100 and there will be writing of exams
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