All public teachers would from the next academic year be relieved of their teacher motivation allowance, the education ministry has revealed.
Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Education, Francis Gbadago in a media interview explained the reason for the decision stating that motivation allowance has outlived its usefulness.
The cancellation of the teacher motivation fee comes at a time when government has received a backlash for similarly halting the payment of allowance to trainee teachers. Government has also been criticized in recent times by teacher unions for not payment of other mandatory allowances such as transfer grants. But in all, issues related to the ongoing IMF program and the stiff economic regime the nation is currently in remains specific reasons why government is taking such a decision.