Teachers’ Professional Development Allowance paid with ‘controversies’
The Professional Development Allowance of staff of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has been paid by the government.
The payment of the Allowance, which has been postponed from August till November 2020 has been finally paid but not without controversies.
The allowance has been taxed, which was against the agreement between the Unions and the Government of Ghana. This development has brought agitations among the teaching fraternity.
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P. A. goes like this
P. A= 1,200
Some (Withholding) tax= 20% of 1,200
:: 20÷100×1,200= 240
P. A.= 1,200-(NTC 100 +Withholding tax 240)
P. A.= 1,200-(100+240)
:: P. A.= Ghc860
Neglect of Assistant Director 2 Ranks
According to teachers on the Rank of Assistant Director 2, they have not been captured by the Controller and Accountant General’s Department for the payment of the Teachers’ Professional Development Allowance.
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Neglect of Non-Teaching Staff
The Non Teaching Staff of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has also lamented about their exclusion from the beneficiaries of the Teachers’ Professional Allowance being paid by Government.
Neglect of Non Professional / ‘Pupil Teachers”
Non-professional Teachers as well as ‘Pupil Teachers’ have also argued about their inclusion of the Teachers’ Professional Allowance being paid by Government.
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