Teacher Unions Engage GES On Legacy Arrears Over Suspected Data Irregularities

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Teacher Unions are currently engaging the Ghana Education Service (GES) to correct the alleged rise in the number of beneficiaries of the still to be paid Legacy Arrears as opposed to the amount estimated in the data of the Ghana Education Service (GES).

According to reports gathered by EducationGhana, the details submitted for the claim of arrears by the teacher unions totalled 45,512.

”Some teachers quoted 300,000 whilst others one million as the amount govt owed them. GES presented a counter number around 14,000 but the challenge has been that the union has to get in touch with the teachers who had suspected the wrong quotation of arrears figures.”

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Meeting With President

The difference is supposed to be ironed out before meeting the Minister and subsequently meet the President of the subsequent decisions with regards to the payment of the legacy arrears.

The President, during his last meeting with the Unions, instructed that once the GES and the Unions agree on the number, they need to come back to him for his direction.

Challenges

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According to the Unions, The COVID 19 disrupted an earlier arrangement to meet the teachers with wrong figures but have managed to call some for confirmation.

The Unions indicated most of the claimers do no know the exact amount government owed them and accepting the data presented by GES means a lot more teachers may be denied.

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The Unions called for calm among their members as they try to work within this period and proceed to the presidency by July 2020.