In the Chereponi district of the north east region officers in the Ghana Education Service has taken it upon themselves to amass wealth unlawfully for themselves.
In July this year a workshop was organized for PTA, TRADITIONAL LEADERS, MALLAMS, PASTORS, TEACHERS AND CIRCUIT SUPERVISORS. In a build up to the workshop the district director of education held a meeting with circuit supervisors in his residence where he told them that participants of the said workshop were untitled to 50 cedis but for reasons known to him he asked circuit supervisors to tell participants that they were untitled to 40 cedis.
After that has been done by participants the final day came which was a day to call the workshop to an end he the director and the AD supervision called circuit supervisors to inform them that there has been a tax component levied on the said purported 40 cedis that was due participants and as such each participant was to take home 36 cedis of which two circuit supervisors objected to that decision taken by the director.
Shortly after the incident the two circuit supervisors were served their reshuffle letters on the 7th and 12th of July respectively.
Having done that there was limited announcement for qualified people to occupy the position of the two circuits as supervisors. In that recruiting process the director in conjunction with the AD supervision took 100 cedis each from two unqualified candidates to make them circuit supervisors.
The two persons in question are of PS rank supervising ADI and ADII holders.
That notwithstanding in a just ended lively minds workshop for kg teachers, PTA executives, circuit supervisors and GES office staffs under the organization of the district director of education, AD supervision and the TVET coordinator promised teachers 150 cedis as overnight allowance and 30 cedis a day for each participant.
Lo and behold the district director and his cohorts were again at play. The participants were told only 27 schools qualified for the overnight allowance which represented one third of the village primary schools in the district. Teachers who were fortunate to receive the overnight arrears were forced to sign against 900 cedis but were given 750 cedis.
The food that was served participants is nothing to right home about.
I’m calling on the appropriate stakeholders to look into the matter to avoid further occurrence of such unscrupulous acts.
From a Concerned native of Chereponi.