A total of 14,997 teachers as of July 31, 2021, have been upgraded but we are looking forward to upgrading even more staff in August, the Director-General of Ghana Education Service, Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa said on Friday.
Speaking at stakeholders meeting with Heads of Senior High Schools (SHSs) in the 5 Northern Regions, Professor Opoku-Amankwa said 41,066 staff of Ghana Education Service (GES) currently receive their responsibility allowance.
He indicated that the list of teachers of the Education Service 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 encouraged staff of the GES who qualify for either upgrading or responsibility allowance to check their respective regions and subsequently to alert his or her office of any challenges thereof.
The GES official said the upgrading process was suspended by the Management of the GES because many of the teachers 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”, Prof Amankwa stated.
Commenting on the intervention allowance due to teachers, he said plans are far advanced for the central government to settle the teachers’ allowances adding that the delay of the payment should not demotivate them.
“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 FSHS”, the Director-General assured.