Teachers’ Professional Development Allowance paid with ‘controversies’

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GES JHS EDUCATION: Teachers Professional Development Allowance

The Professional Development Allowance of staff of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has been paid by the government.

The payment of the Allowance, which has been postponed from August till November 2020 has been finally paid but not without controversies.

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Taxation

The allowance  has been taxed, which was against the agreement between the Unions and the Government of Ghana. This development has brought agitations among the teaching  fraternity.

P. A. goes like this

P. A= 1,200
NTC= 100
Some (Withholding) tax= 20% of 1,200

:: 20÷100×1,200= 240

P. A.= 1,200-(NTC 100 +Withholding tax 240)

P. A.= 1,200-(100+240)
= 1,200-340
= 860

:: P. A.= Ghc860

Neglect of Assistant Director 2 Ranks

According  to teachers on the Rank of Assistant Director 2, they  have  not been captured by the Controller and Accountant General’s Department for the payment of the Teachers’ Professional Development Allowance.

Neglect  of Non-Teaching Staff

The Non Teaching Staff of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has also lamented abouit their  excluisision from the beneficiaries of the Teachers’  Professi0onalm Allowance being paid by Government.

Neglect of Non Professional / ‘Pupil Teachers”

Non-professional Teachers as well as ‘Pupil Teachers’ have also argued about their inclusion of the Teachers’  Professi0onalm Allowance being paid by Government.

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