Serving of Plates of Insipid Food to Teachers Unfortunate and not Befitting of Teachers-GES

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The Management of Ghana Education Service has said its attention has been drawn to the plates of insipid food served and in some cases not befitting packaging at some centres during the one-week training of teachers on the new curriculum. It said the happenings was unfortunate. 

“Management’s attention was drawn to the plates of insipid food served and in some cases not befitting packaging at some centres. This is really unfortunate.”

The Ghana Education Service organised a one Week training workshop for KG to P6 teachers to update teachers of the country on the new Standard Based Curriculum, which will be implemented from September 2019.

The training was effectively and successfully implemented, however, it was characterized with scenes of teachers been served insipid flood which was poorly packaged as if it was to be served some animals in a Zoo. Some teachers took to social media to complain of the unfortunate treatment meted out to them.

Teachers at some centres also refused to sign for their GH 50.0 T&T because they wanted the full GH100.00 allowance paid them before.  The teachers said they were taken aback when the various directorates asked them to sign for GH¢50.00 as allowance and come back on Monday or Tuesday for a balance of Gh¢50.00 instead of the full Gh¢100 as promised them at the beginning of the training.

Teachers refused to sign for the money because they”do not trust that the GES will pay them the balance” after they have signed.

The GES explained 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.” It said “This information was communicated to all Regional and District Directorates to make it known to participants.”

The Service promised, “The allowances will be paid early next week and so all should remain calm.” Management of the Ghana Education Service said, “Investigations have begun to find out why and how this happened in some of the centres.”

  In all, 152,000 teachers were trained at 996 centers across the country.

Source: wordfmonline.com/Simon Agana

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