The Ghana Education Service (GES) has disclosed that the responsibility allowance for staff has been received by 41,066 staff of the teaching service. This was made public by the Director-General of the GES, Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa in the Northern region.
At a meeting with the school heads in the Northern Region, Prof Amankwa said 14,997 staff as of July 31, 2021, were upgraded adding that his outfit has put in place measures to upgrade more teachers in the month of August this year.
He stated that the list of employees who have been promoted as well as those who have received responsibility allowances has been sent to the Regional Directors and they have been asked to display them.
As a result, the Director-General urged GES staff who qualify for either upgrading or responsibility allowance to check their respective regions and notify his/her office of any challenges.
According to him, the Education Service intentionally suspended the upgrades for some time because many of these staff went for further studies in various programmes without obtaining the necessary approvals from the Service.
“Be rest assured that all these staffs involved have been cleared to be upgraded to the appropriate ranks in the Service. These works began last month and the rest would be added in August 2021,” the GES official stated.
With regards to the WASSCE in 2021, the Director-General urged the heads to meet the demands of the performance contracts they signed recently by improving their performance by at least ten(10) per cent.
“You have to realize these targets in honesty and sincerity as Ghana Education Service (GES) will not condone or protect a teacher or head caught in any examination malpractices”, Prof Opoku-Amankwa counselled.