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BREAKING NEWS: NPP To Introduce Another Allowance Package For Teachers In 2021

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NPP to introduce new allowance for teachers in 2021

The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) before the just ended 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections won the hearts of many Ghanaian public school teachers and teacher trainees as they saw the payment of the anticipated Professional Teachers Allowance (PTA)

Many criticized the ruling government, specifically the largest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) criticized the ruling administration for paying the said allowance at the eleventh hour of the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections. This according to the minority caucus was an example of vote-buying.

One can not exactly tell whether the new allowance is said to prove the NDC wrong or otherwise but according to Ghana’s Ministry Of Education report for 2021, teachers across the country will be enjoying a said allowance that is aimed at enhancing science education with funding from the United State’s USAID.

The allowance will be paid to every classroom teacher who receives his or her salary through the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD).

Unlike the Professional Teachers Allowance (PTA), this new science education allowance will be paid to classroom teachers only.

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Mankessim SHS Headmaster Finally Speaks On The Photo Of Students Who Were Captured Smooking Wee In Classroom

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Mankessim SHS Headmaster Finally Speaks On The Photo Of Students Who Were Captured Smooking Wee In Classroom

The headmaster of Mankessim Senior High School in the Central Region of Ghana has finally spoken of the photos of students engaging in hard drugs that went viral causing a massive stir online.

In the photo, five (5) male students were caught heavily smoking wee, injecting hard substances into their body, sniffing hard drug among others.

This picture has since been on the trend as GhanaCNN.com takes on with the news as it unfolds.

Speaking to the headmaster of the school, Obibiniba Takyi was told that the unfortunate that has been circulating on social media has since been on investigations.

He made it clear that the said students are currently under the disciplinary committee and he is with the believe that appropriate punishment or disciplinary measure will be levelled against the students that disgraced the school.

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TUTAG To Embark On A Partial Strike On Monday, June 14

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TUTAG To Embark On A Partial Strike On Monday, June 14

The Technical University Teachers’ Association of Ghana (TUTAG) has declared that its members will go on partial strike starting from Monday, June 14.

By this announcement, TUTAG members have been tasked to not teach, invigilate, mark examination papers, and/or submit results and attend meetings of any of the Technical Universities.

However, in consideration of students, members have been advised to supervise project works, research and community service.

 

In a press release, the group listed six concerns they want to be addressed. These include a request for new conditions of service and frustrations in getting accreditation for academic programmes.

 

According to TUTAG, they have engaged the government, other agencies, and the National Labour Commission on their concerns. However, their discussions are yet to yield positive results.

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Who Said Free SHS Policy Is A Bad Idea? – NDC’s Prof Joshua Alabi

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Who Said Free SHS Policy Is A Bad Idea? - NDC's Prof Joshua Alabi

Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies – Accra (UPSA) has stated that the Free Senior High School is never a bad idea.

This, according to Prof Joshua Alabi, is due to politicians’ dishonesty.

Because politicians and top political leaders in the state are sometimes backed even in their wrongdoings, the praise gets into their heads and retrains them from providing quality service to Ghanaians when expected, according to the former Minister of State for Greater Accra.

The NDC stalwart said the country has reached a level where things are retrogressing instead of moving forward because of pretence on the part of its citizens and leaders.

“Only the hardcore politicians will tell me the country is not coming down because of where he sits and if it NDC in power I will say the same thing we are not doing good service to the people,” he said.

Prof Alabi, commenting on the ongoing debate about the Free SHS policy, said the programme is a good idea but has implementation challenges.

Who said Free SHS policy is a bad idea? Is not a bad idea but the implementation is where the debate is to ensure that in the process of implementing it will give the people quality service is the issue.”

He suggested that for the policy to work effectively, a stakeholder consultation should be held with all political parties present to assist in bringing out a blueprint of how to keep the free SHS policy running despite a change in political leadership.

“The problem you are seeing is not a one-man head, it is a big problem and we should bring down our pride and arrogance all of us, all political parties so that no one wins tomorrow and tries to change what somebody has done,” he said.

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