Teacher’s May 2020 salary plus arrears is in and teachers take steps to validate their salaries. The government has not touched any teacher’s salary through deductions as was suggested by Prof Stephen Adei
Salary Payment Voucher for May 2020 is ready for validation. Teachers are to kindly log on to www.gogspv.com to validate their Payment Vouchers for May 2020.
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Newly promoted teachers whose biometric details were captured recently have also been paid. Many newly posted teachers have complained bitterly about being neglected by the GES and the Controller and Accountant general when their biometric registration was delayed several months after they were employed. This meant their salaries were delayed and the COVID-19 lockdown worsened their plight as they had virtually no income to survive. The lifting of the lockdown was followed by the exercise.
There has been wild jubilation among teachers on social media platforms, especially the newly recruited teachers. Now the dust has settled and teachers with arrears seem to have been taken care of.
Newly recruited teachers have been fully paid but depending on the assumption of duty letter thus the date stated on the letter determined the arrears and the amount paid also varies from person to person.
It has been a few months of hell and hopelessness until now. Government, the GES, the MoE, and the Controller and Accountant general need to be applauded for working within this short-time to iron out the challenges and put some smiles on the faces of teachers.
We hope teachers will gladly go back to the classroom should government open schools.
Schools have remained shut since mid of March but teachers just like any other government employees have been drawing their salaries. This did not go down well with Prof Stephen Adei who has been a thorn in the flesh of teachers in the past few weeks.
Teachers have called on the government to be careful not to put them and their learners at risk by opening schools so quickly since the deadly virus still lingers on in Ghana. However, there are indications that the government may soon open schools.