- It is said that a teachers reward is in heaven. But it is also said to give what belongs to Caesar to Caesar
- It seems that is all what these teachers are asking for after they feel cheated by the education directorate for wanting to pay them half of what they deserve
- According to them, the Bolgatanga Municipal Education Directorate wants to rip them off GHc 50, which is half of what they were supposed to take
Basic School teachers in the Bolgatanga Municipality of the Upper East Region have reportedly rejected the GHc50.00 offered them by the Bolgatanga Municipal Education Directorate after a five-day training workshop on the introduction of the New Curriculum for Basic schools.
According to the teachers, in an attempt to cheat them, the Education Directorate decided to pay them only GHc50.00 instead of GHc100.00.
The angry teachers, after the sessions at the Bolgatanga Technical Institute (BOTECH), said they were entitled to more.
Speaking to Citi News the angry teachers said although they were paid GHc 40.00 to cover their feeding, they were entitled to GHc100.00 instead of GHc 50.00.
“We will not accept this GHC50.00 because we know we are entitled to GHC100.00. The Municipal Director wants to cheat us and we will not agree.
The director told us during the training that, we are entitled to GHC90.00 and after the training they said, we should sign for GHC50.00. We won’t sign because they want to cheat us. Our colleagues in other areas were given a sum of GHC140.00 covering feeding, TXT and allowance so, why is the Bolga directorate of education want to cheat us,” an angry teacher fumed.
The teachers are also demanding clarity from the Minister of Education Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, on how much they are actually entitled to.
When Citi News contacted the Bolgatanga Municipal Director of Education, Ann Kye-eebo Estella for a response on the matter, she declined to comment saying a response will be ready on Monday, August, 19.
In other news, pandemonium broke out in a market in Kumasi in the Ashanti Regional capital, as two self styled evangelists were spotted fighting for space to preach.
The pastors who were supposedly very "passionate" about preaching the word of God to the market women and passersby begun exchanging words after one of the pastors overtook the other to mount his equipment at the exact spot the other pastor preaches.
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