The Minister of Education Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has disclosed that Teachers’ intervention allowance has been released for prompt payment of both teaching and non-teaching staff of the respective senior high schools in the country.
Speaking at Ghana Broadcasting Cooperation (GBC) breakfast show on Thursday 13th January 2022, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum made it clear that he has signed an amount of GH¢ 60 million for the payment of teachers’ intervention allowance.
“I am announcing in your show, yesterday I signed off for the release of GH¢60 million ( sixty million Ghana cedis) for teachers intervention to be paid” Dr. Adutwum stated
He further noted that the amount released is going to pay for teachers in senior high school and even take care of some non-teaching staff depending on how the schools are going to share the money.
The intervention allowance is meant for teachers in senior high schools who have added additional hours of their time handling students who are not able to cope with their peers. An intervention is made by the teachers in senior high schools to help the category of students who are not coping academically to help them become a pair with their colleagues.
Most teachers in senior high schools are handling both green and yellow tracks and for that, more additional hours have been added to their instructional hours making them not have rest at all.
The government then instituted this intervention allowance to pay those teachers in senior high schools for their additional work. The various teacher unions negotiated with the Government for the intervention allowance to be added to various teachers as their monthly salary which will be paid by Controller and Accountant General Department but Government refused and decided to be paying these teachers on tabletops. This has made the intervention allowance to be in arrears.