The Registrar of the National Teaching Council (NTC), Dr. Christian Addai-Poku has finally confirmed when in-service teachers will receive their license.
In a radio interview on Peace FM’s morning show monitored by Listengh.net, the registrar indicated that teachers will be given their licensure exams next year, January.
In support of this issue, The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) on the same show revealed that the Teacher Professional Allowances will be paid in November. He gave the assurance that GH₵1,200 and GH₵800 will hit the accounts of teaching and non-teaching staff respectively in the month of November. He however indicated that an amount of GH₵100 would be deducted from source.
In response to the announcement made by the Director-General of GES, the Former President of the Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG), Mr. Jonathan Apam took to his Facebook timeline to alert the registrar of the National Teaching Council (NTC) and the GES boss about the decision to deduct GH₵100.00 from the teacher’s professional allowance when it is paid in November as claimed.
He wrote, “I have taken note of a correspondence from GES to CAGD for every basic school teacher (to the best of my knowledge), to be deducted GH₵100.00 from the professional Development Allowance and credit NTC for the license. It is worthy to also note that all 2018 newly trained and posted teachers have paid for the license thus, must be excluded from the deduction plan. I have drawn the attention of both GES and NTC as well as leaders of all the teacher unions, to kindly rectify that and as a matter of fact, I will follow up till it’s corrected”.