Gov’t owes Basic Schools only One Term’s Capitation Grant – GES

The Ghana Education service has indicated that government owes Public Basic Schools only a term’S capitation grant.

The Director General of the GES made this revelation  in response to a statement made by the chairman of GINEC,Kofi Asare on Starr FM,an Accra based radio station.

According to the Ghana Education Service Director,the government does not owe two terms capitation as being speculated by Kofi Asare.

Prof. Kwesi Amankwa indicated,that the capitation grant was in arrears as at 2016 ,of which full payment including full payment including arrears ,was made in 2017.

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He further indicated,that full payment was made in 2018,but in 2019,a disbursement was made for a term of which the release for the next term was being worked on.

Explaining how the release is being worked on,the Director General said that the Ministry of Finance as well as the Controller and Accountant Generals Department was responsible for the release of funds.

The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service,Prof. Kwesi  Opoku Amankwa made this revelation on Starr FM,an Accra based radio station’s morning show dubbed ‘‘Time with the CEO” hosted by Francis Abban on Monday,April 15,2019.

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He also called on the public to acknowledge the government’s effort of paying arrears worth GC8.6 Million .

He indicated that the capitation grant is being issued quarterly and later said that government shall pay the one term arrears owed Basic schools.

Source:EducationGhana.net

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