The National Teaching Council has levied In-service teachers for an amount of Gh¢60.00 towards Teachers Continuous Professional Development workshop.
In a statement intercepted by Coverghana.com.gh, the National Teaching Council is said to have asked all teachers within the South Tongu District to pay Gh¢60.00 per participant, covering certificates, Handouts, Lunch, Stationery and Administrative Cost.
The statement further said, the National Teaching Council will be organizing a workshop for teachers within the District scheduled to take place on Saturday, 20th February, 2021 at the Sogakope Global Evangelical Church on Teachers Portal and Continuous Professional Development.
In the South Tongu District, teachers are invited to attend the session at exactly 9:00am.
With reference to the messages sent by the National Teaching Council (NTC), teachers are to build up their portfolios through workshops for the purpose of Teacher Licensure.
According to NTC, certificates awarded will enable teachers to score their credit points for the purpose of licensure.
Also, the List of participants will be kept by the National Teaching Council for the purpose of Teacher Licensure.
Teachers within the South Tongu District were directed to reserve their seat by texting their name to the South Tongu District GNAT Chairman Mrm Elorm Golo via 0264059353.
The notice categorically said, fee payments shall be made on the day of the workshop by 9:00am.
Participants are further directed to call following number for clarification and more information.
1.0246-427731 Dr. Robert Okine (NTC Service Provider)
2. 024-6187303 Beauty Gowornu (NTC Service Provider, Administrator)
In November 2021, an amount of Gh¢100.00 was deducted from all teachers’ salary at source towards NTC license certificate. Information available suggest that, the deduction was meant for license certificate, induction and capacity workshop for teachers.
Most teachers express disappointment in the arrangement for them to pay an extra amount of GH¢60.00 especially 2018 batch of trained teachers from the Colleges of Education who early paid GH¢220 for licensure examination during the maiden GTLE which includes certification, induction, and capacity building.
The GH¢60 payment for Continuous Professional Development is unclear to teachers. They are therefore, calling on the Management of the National Teaching Council to explain the reason for the payment.