The Education Minister, Prof Yaw Osei Adutwum has openly revealed that his Ministry are in talks with the Ghana Education Service in relation to teachers salary arrears and teacher responsibility allowance.
In an interview on Peace FM biggest morning show, Kokrokoo with the host Kwame Sefa Kayi, the minister indicated that the Ministry of Education will soon come out with a website which will enable his ministry collate all teachers with issues regarding to salary arrears and teacher responsibility allowance to red- pencil.
In March 2021,the three teacher unions have called on the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Ministry of Education to restore the responsibility allowances of their members.
The unions, comprising the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) said several efforts to get the allowances restored had failed.
“Teachers who hold various responsibilities in our educational institutions and are entitled to responsibility allowance have had their allowance stopped when they were promoted to another rank. Despite several efforts by the affected teachers and the teacher unions, a great number of these teachers have not had their responsibility allowances restored,” the unions noted in a joint statement.
From the interview, the minister assures all teachers that with time issues on these two streamlines will be resolved soon.
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