- Government introduces new allowance for teachers
- According to the Minister of Education, the teachers will receive between GHC600 and GHC1,200
- The new allowance is called Professional Teacher Allowance
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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) government has introduced a new yearly allowance for teachers.
This was revealed in parliament by Education Minister, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.
The Manhyia MP told the House that the new yearly allowance for teachers will be called the Professional Teacher Allowance.
He explained to the House that professional teachers will take home GHC1,200 and non-professional teachers will receive GHC600.
Dr. Opoku Prempeh added that the money is supposed to support teachers when they want to acquire new skills and upgrade themselves.
In an interview on Citi FM, the President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Mr. Angel Carbonu, opined that the initiative is captured in the teachers' conditions of service benefit.
“It is very welcome to us. It is part of the negotiated conditions of service that we are about to sign with the Ministry [of Education] and the Ghana Education Service,” he said confirmed.
The minister indicated that the new allowance scheme is expected to be signed in two weeks' time.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has raised some questions about the “stinking” PDS scandal that hit Ghana in march 2019.
At a press conference held in Accra on Monday, August 10, 2020, the National Communication Officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi, said the next NDC/John Mahama government will bring to book all persons involved in the PDS scandal.
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