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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