According to the Public Relations Unit of the Ghana Education Service, investigations have begun to find out why and how teachers were served insipid food in poor packages during the just ended curriculum training. It stated that “Management’s attention was drawn to the plates of insipid food served and in some cases not befitting packaging at some centres.”
The insufficient, poor quality food packed in irritating polythene bags caused many in and outside the education sector to chastised the government and the ministry for the high level of unacceptable treatment mated to teachers
Again, some teachers at some centres also did not sign for their GH 50.0 T&T because they wanted the GH50.0 allowance to be added before. This according to the Public Relations Unit created scenes as well.
The report by the Public Relations Unit indicated that the management is not happy about the developments and will like to assure teachers that as key stakeholders we will continue to ensure their needs are met so that we can collectively provide quality Education to the Ghanaian child.
However, it added that the allowances could not be paid because Management intended to write for tax exemption so that the 20%withholding tax which by law had to be deducted on the GH50.0 will not be deducted. This information was communicated to all Regional and District Directorates to make it known to participants.
The allowances have therefore been scheduled to be paid early next week and so teachers were called on to remain calm since the management of GES has the interest of teachers at heart.
The management is however impressed with the quality of training given to the teachers and it is expected that the new Standards Based Curriculum will be implemented effectively and efficiently when it is rolled out in September 2019.
Per data provided, some 80% of the 152,000 teachers converged at 996 centres across the country to be trained in the first week. The GES is indicated, it is ready to get it right during the second week and ensure applauding incidents and challenges encountered in the first week are not repeated during the second week session