The 2018 batch of newly posted teachers from the Colleges of Education lament over not being paid their Over 4-months Salary Arrears. They are therefore calling on the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) and the Ghana Education Service (GES) to pay them their salaries as soon as possible.
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Concerns Over Salary Arrears
The teachers are saying the government has not paid them their salaries since being employed four months ago. The Newly trained teachers said the inability of the government paying their salaries for the past four months has affected their lives negatively, most especially in the wake of the novel COVID-19 lock down initiated by the government.
The teachers who were posted in November 2019 and had been asked to report to work on 2nd December 2019 according to their appointment letters, to which they obeyed.
However from December till April, they have not received any salary from Government even though they have had resumed work.
They lamented over their ordeals that despite having written the licensure exams and offering the mandatory one-year National Service they are still being getting paid.
State Of The Arrears
The teachers noted that only two regions ( Greater Accra and Central region) had been paid. And that is because they did their biometric registration in February 2020. The remaining 14 regions are however yet to even do their biometric registration due to the lockdown caused by the pandemic.
The teachers are pleading with the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) to give them a updates regarding the biometric registration and payment salary arrears.