Government Institutes Professional Development Allowances for GES Staff

Teachers qualify for Responsibility Allowances

The Minister for Education, Hon. Mathew Opoku Prempeh has stated that the government has instituted new allowances for teaching and non-teaching staff in the Ghana Education Service (GES).

“Government, because of the continual professional development and licensing exams for new teachers, has instituted a new allowance for teachers and non-teachers called the Teacher Professional Allowance,” Hon. Prempeh said.

According to the Minister, teachers will receive a total amount of GH₵1200 while non-teaching staff will receive GH₵600 per year as Teacher Professional Allowance for professional development.

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He noted that apart from a few teachers to be paid in June, all teachers who received their promotions have been placed on their new salary scales and duly paid.

The Minister disclosed this in his address to the Press on Tuesday, June 2, on measures outlined by his ministry towards the reopening of schools for final year Senior High School (SHS) students on June 22.

Measures for reopening of schools include:  all-day students in SHS that have boarding facilities will now be accepted as boarders, class sizes will be split to ensure social distancing rules while the schools must also ensure that their premises are also fumigated and disinfected regularly.

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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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