Ghanaian teachers after being served with Ghc1.50 worth of tea and bread at the ongoing workshop have rejected a meagre amount of Ghc50 as sitting allowance for the workshop organised by Ghana Education Service.
According to the angry teachers, they were to pocket Ghc100 as sitting allowance for the training but to their surprise, they were rather asked to sign for a sitting allowance of Ghc50.
On their training; “The Ghana Education Service (GES) and the National Council for Curriculum Assessment (NaCCA) recently launched the new curriculum which would be used in Ghanaian schools in the 2019/2020 academic year.
In view of the introduction, 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”.
One of the angry teachers ranted;
“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 workshop and disclosed the amount they’ll speed on us as feeding fee and ₵ 10.00 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 ₵ 50.00 and they’ll give the balance of ₵ 50 to your headteachers to be given us.
So it means that the ₵100.00 was actually given to them but they refused to give us what is due us so we left, nobody signed nobody took the money.”
“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 5:00 pm each day and the food they were giving us was also not food”, another teacher added.