Teachers are livid over government’s continuous failure to pay capitation grants

Ghanaian teacher teaching her students
Ghanaian teacher teaching her students

Teachers in basic schools across the country are livid over government’s continuous failure to pay capitation grants, a former General Secretary of the Conference of Heads of Basic Schools (COHBS) has said.

The grants are essential in financing the day-to-day activities of basic schools but, for more than two years, it has not been paid. He alleged.

Some of the teachers say they have been forced to pay for essential services out of their own pockets.

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In an interview with JoyNews, Mr Alex Akaah explained that although they have been directed not to pre-finance activities, head teachers are usually left with no option than to take up responsibilities and ensure smooth running of the schools.

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“How do I run a school, especially a school which has utilities to pay? And we are not to charge the children anything, we are not to collect any money from them.” He lamented.

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