The Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh popularly known as NAPO has finally and openly cleared the air that, not every teacher in the sector qualifies to be paid Responsibility Allowance.
According to the Minister, there are 350,00 Ghana Education staffs on the payroll, and only a total of 35,512 staff qualify for the Responsibility Allowance.
Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh comment comes after he was asked when the Government of Ghana (GoG) will duly pay the professional allowance for validated professional and non-professional teachers.
“So those teachers who do not want to upgrade to professional and will not attend the continuous professional development and professional learning community next year will not receive the allowance”, he stated.
He added that, there are nine categories of workers in the Ghana Education Service who qualify for Responsibility Allowance.
Teachers Who Qualify For Professional Teachers Allowance
* Heads of Basic Schools
* Heads of Secondary Schools
* Assistance Heads of Secondary Schools
* Form Masters
* Chaplain of Institutions
* Imams of Institutions
* Unit Directors in the District Education Offices
In view of that, there are 35,512 workers in these categories stated above across the country.
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