- The GES and Ministry of Education have denied owing teachers outstanding arrears
- Director General of GES, Jacob Kow has revealed therefore described atempts by teachers to strike as unjustified
Ghana Education Service together with the Ministry of Education have rejected claims of failing to settle outstanding arrears of various teacher unions.
Speaking at a press conference in Accra, Director General of the GES, Jacob Kow insists that the attempted strike action by teacher unions are strictly unjustified adding that government has been consistent with the payment of the arrears to the respective unions.
It was detected that some teachers were holding fake documents including certificates to support their claims while others were not at post. This is confirmed by the fact that, out of the 14,575 input forms that were initially submitted for processing and payment, 6,268 were found to be genuine with all the supporting documents ,while the remaining 8,307 input forms were queried by the Audit Service on the grounds of non-inclusion of certificates, establishment warrant, assumption of duty letters and acceptance letters, he stated.
Meanwhile the unions, made up of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), the Ghana National Association of Teachers, (GNAT), and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT), have threatened to lay down their tools by the end of February, if their concerns are not addressed.