JUST IN: GHc200 Licensing Fee reasonable; cost shared amongst GES,Staff – NTC,Teacher Unions

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The National Teaching Council (NTC) and the Pre-Tertiary Teacher Unions have concluded on a GHc200 Licensing fee for in-service teachers, of which both parties described the fee as reasonable.

The National Teaching Council in a letter to the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) dated June 8, 2020, indicated, that both parties have accepted the Ghc200 licensing fee.

The letter was in response to an earlier request by the GES for the Teacher Unions and the NTC to meet on a later date to dialogue and accept a favourable Licensing fee for in-service teachers.

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Cost Sharing

According to the NTC, a meeting between its outfit and the Teacher Unions have concluded that though the Ghc200 was reasonable for the licensing fee, the cost should be shared amongst the Ghana Education Service (GES) as an Employer, and the In-Service Teachers as Employees.

The cost-sharing implies, the GES shall pay Ghc100 whilst the Teachers pay Ghc100, of which the teachers are expected to pay their portion from their annual Teacher Professional Development Allowances of Ghc1200  for Professional Teachers and Ghc600 for Non-Professional Teachers.

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The meeting agreed that the Ghc100 license fee for teachers should be deducted at source from the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD).from the annual Professional Development Allowances.

The license is expected to be renewed after every three years.

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Source: EducationGhana.net


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