The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has said plans are underway for the payment of teachers intervention allowances to sustained academic pursuits in the flagship educational policy of free Senior High School.
Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa in his address at a meeting with stakeholders held in Tamale this week said plans are far advanced for the Government of Ghana (GoG) to settle teacher intervention allowances in the shortest possible time.
He following the ongoing processes encouraged the heads of the five Northern Regions Senior High Schools (SHSs) and staff not to be demotivated by the delay in the release of the allowance as the government will soon pay it.
“These allowances are genuine promises by government as part of efforts in motivating staff in ensuring sustained academic pursuits in the government flagship educational policy of Free Senior High School,” Prof Amankwa said.
The Director said, 41,066 staff of the Ghana Education Service currently have received their responsibility allowance adding that the list of teachers who have received them has been sent out to Regional Directors for publication.
“Staff of GES who qualify for either upgrading or responsibility allowance to check their respective regions and subsequently alert his/her office of any challenges thereof,” the Vice-Chairman of WAEC Council told stakeholders.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) official further disclosed his outfit on July 31, 2021, upgraded a total of 14,997 staff of the Service adding that more teachers would be added in the month of August 2021.
Be rest assured that all these staffs involved have been cleared to be upgraded to the appropriate ranks in the Service. “These works began last month and the rest would be added in the month of August 2021”, Prof Opoku emphasized.