More than 41,000 teachers of the Ghana Education Service (GES) have received their responsibility allowance, the Director-General of the GES, Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa told Heads of Senior High School in the Northern region.
Speaking at a meeting with the school heads, Prof Amankwa said 14,997 staff as of July 31, 2021, were upgraded adding that his outfit has put in place measures to upgrade more teachers in the month of August this year.
He indicated that the list of staff who have been upgraded as well as those receiving responsibility allowance have been sent out to the Regional Directors and have been asked to display them.
The Director-General, therefore, urged 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.
According to him, the Education Service intentionally suspended the upgrades for some time because many of these staff went for further studies in various programmes without obtaining the necessary approvals from the Service.
“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 August 2021,” the GES official stated.
The Director-General urged the heads to deliver to meet the demands of the performance contracts they signed recently by improving upon their performance by at least ten(10) per cent in the impending 2021 WASSCE.
“You have to realize these targets in honesty and sincerity as Ghana Education Service (GES) will not condone or protect a teacher or head caught in any examination malpractices”, Prof Opoku-Amankwa counselled.