GES releases GHC7.6m for curriculum training participants

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The Ghana Education Service (GES) has announced that it has disbursed a further GHC50 per person to participants of the just ended curriculum training programme.

The money has been released to the Districts via the Regional Offices. A total of 152,000 Kingdergarten to Class Six teachers across the country participated in the training programme.

The GES has further directed participants to liaise with their District Directors from Monday 26th August 2019 to ensure their monies are paid to them.

According to the GES, this payment is in full and final settlement regarding the matter of payments to participants.

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has introduced a new curriculum to replace the current one from Kindergarten to Primary Six.

The curriculum forms part of sweeping reforms in basic education, beginning from the 2019/2020 academic year.

Under the new curriculum, the subjects to be taught at the KG level have been reduced from seven to four, which are integrated into themes.

The themes for KG are Numeracy, Literacy, Creative Arts and Our World, Our People (citizenship).
There is, however, no change in the number of subjects at the primary level.

Two weeks ago, basic school teachers across the country rejected the GHc50.00 offered them by the Bolgatanga Municipal Education Directorate after a five-day training workshop on the new curriculum for basic schools.

According to them, the decision by the education directorate to pay them only GHc50.00 instead of GHc100.00 is an attempt to cheat them.

But the GES assured the teachers will receive their full allowances in a week’s time explaining that the full allowances could not be paid because a tax exemption was being sought.

Ghana/ Vincent Kwofie.