Gov’t owes all teachers who began work in 2010 – CCT

He was speaking on a day teachers all over the world are marking World Teachers’ Day.

Pupils in classroom

All professional teachers who began work five years ago are owed by government, an official of the Coalition of Concerned Teachers, Ghana (CCT) has alleged.

Awuley Ado-quaye Ayiquaye told TV3’s Martin Asiedu-Dartey on Monday, October 5 that the debt has to do with their incremental credit under the Single Spine Pay Policy (SSPP).

The Communications Director of CCT said: “This is one thing which demotivates the teacher”.

Ghana’s celebration is being marked in the Northern Region capital of Tamale with Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur as the guest of honour.

Last week, some teacher unions – CCT and the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) – declared their intention to strike as a result of non-paid allowances.

But over the weekend, the Ministry of Education said it has released GH¢4.5 million to the Ghana Education Service (GES) for onward payment to the teachers.

“This is in fulfillment of a pledge made on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 to the leadership of the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) and the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) at a meeting at the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations.”

Mr Ayiquaye said the amount is not enough to settle all of government's arrears in the sector.



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