Some angry teachers across Ghana has rejected a Ghc50.00 new curriculum training allowance.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) and the National Council for Curriculum Assessment (NaCCA) recently launched the new curriculum which would be used in Ghanaian basic schools in the 2019/2020 academic year.
In view of the introduction of the new curriculum, Circuit supervisors, headteachers and teachers in public basic schools were taken through a 5-day training across the country on the new curriculum for Kindergarten 1 to Primary 6.
Speaking to Kasapafmonline.com, some teachers stated that the government prior to their training told them they would be offered a Ghc100.00 as their token for undergoing to training.
However, GES has disappointed them.
“We had information that we’ll be given GHC100.00 after the workshop, but at the end we realized that they actually wanted to give us GHC50.00 and we all decided not to take GHC50.00 so we all rejected the money and there was a demonstration. A GES staff spoke on TV about this workship and disclosed the amount they’ll speed on us as feeding fee and GHC10.00 as the amount of allowance to be given us and so we expected that amount. When we protested that we’ll not take the money they told us that we should take the GHC50.00 and they’ll give the balance of GHC50 to ur headteachers to be given us. So it means that the GHC100.00 was actually given to them but they refused to give us what is due us so we left, nobody signed nobody took the money.” A teacher who wants to remain anonymous told this website.
Another teacher added: “We are disappointed in the way GES has treated us, we are disappointed in the sense that we are on vacation and we all have our businesses to take care of. But this five-day workshop from 8:00 to 5:00pm each day and the food they were giving us was also not food.’The GES must come out and appoint and investigation and solve the matter.”