Gov’t Approves Increment in Research allowances for University Teachers


Government has approved an increase in the Research allowance of University Teachers from GHS 500 to GHS 1,500.

According to Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh, the Minister for Education, the University Teachers have seen a 200% increment in their Research Allowances under the Akuffo-NPP leadership.

The Minister disclosed this in his address to the Press on Tuesday, June 2, on measures outlined by his ministry towards the reopening of schools for final year students.

President Akuffo Addo has announced resumption dates for Final year students in the various tertiary institutions in the country.

The President made this revelation on Sunday, May 31, 2020, during his tenth state address on the update of events concerning  COVID-19 pandemic.

University Students

According to the president, final year university students are to report to their universities on 15th June 2020 to continue with their Academic works including examinations.

He added, that University lectures will take place with half the class size in respect of the COVID-19 social distancing protocols.

Training Institutions

The president further indicated, that all final year students of educational and training institutions, which are being managed by Ministries other than the Education Ministry, are to return to school on 15th June to complete their exit examinations.