The Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has finally cleared the air that, not every teacher in the education sector qualifies to be paid Responsibility Allowance. He made this pronouncement during an interview on JAMAN Radio 103.7
According to the Minister, there are 350,00 Ghana Education staffs on the pay roll and only a total of 35,512 staffs qualify for the Responsibility Allowance.
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Teachers Who Qualifies For Responsibility and Continuous Professional Teachers Allowance
He added that, there are nine categories of workers in the Ghana Education Service who qualify for Responsibility Allowance.
These Categories Of Workers Include;
* 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.
Qualifications For Responsibility and Continuous Professional Teachers Allowance
” The Responsibility Allowance is not paid base on teachers rank in the service”, he added.
It may appear new and shocking to some newly posted trained teachers and some of the in-service teachers though, but as the saying goes, ” a simple truth is always told to people who worth it”.
He also went on to say that the professional allowance is for those who worked for it. He said per the agreement signed the continuous professional allowance is for those who attends workshops.
For you to qualify for the continuous teachers professional allowance every in service must at least four times in a year attend upgrading meeting, and every Wednesday in the afternoon in him or her school they must organize a professional learning community, so if you dont go for you to get marked each time you attend you won’t be given any allowance. And its this same method you will use to renew/change your license when it expires, when your license get expired and you don’t renew it, you wont be recruited by GES take note.
So if you don’t attend the Continuous Teachers professional allowance meetings you don’t qualify for it.
The Official Video
Watch the interview here, start from the 60th minutes where he said all these.