JUST IN:GES,SIC begin refund of June 2018 GHC10 SIC Policy deduction

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The Ghana Education Service(GES) and the SIC Insurance Company have begun payment of GH¢10 deducted from teachers’ salaries in June 2018.

The refund is part of a statement issued by the Ghana Education Service for its staff to fill forms for the refund of the said amount.

According to the Ghana Education Service, Teachers and other staff who did not fill the exit form shall be considered automatic members of the GES-SIC policy.

Why The Refund?

In June 2018,the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) deducted some GH¢10 each from the salaries of its staff.

According to the GES, the monies deducted form part of a government intervention Insurance policy program meant for teachers.

The GES indicated the government shall subsidize the amount for all teachers.

Teachers Rejected the Offer

After the deduction in June 2018,teacher unions criticized the decision saying they were not informed of the said policy even before its implementation.

The Unions called on the GES to refund the deducted monies and reorganize the policy sensitization.

GES begins Policy April 2019

The GES in March 2019 released a document which indicated the policy shall begun in April 2019.

According to the Ghana Education Service, teachers who are not interested in the policy should fill exit forms before April 2019.

Teachers who did not fill the form become automatic members of the policy.

Refund Begins

On April 10,2019 ,the Ghana Education Service begun payment of the GH¢10 through banks and mobile money accounts of teachers who filled the exit forms.

Source :EducationGhana.net

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Ellis Ferdinad is the Founder of Education Ghana Media Network ,a parent Company of EducationGhana.net ,an Online Education News Blog and Education Television, an Online Digital Television Channel. Ellis Ferdinad is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast respectively, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students' Awards and was also ajudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog (EducationGhana.net. His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017 and 2018 respectively,an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. Ferdinand is a researcher in Education and a contributor to Education related discussions on Radio,Television and on Social Media. He is a Leadership Coach and a Public/Motivational Speaker .

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