Ghana to purchase new server to help process teachers’ salaries faster

Mahama Ayariga

The government would purchase a new sever by the end of March to help process the salaries of employees of the Ghana Education Service (GES).

It will also handle data input of teachers, crosscheck the data for errors and verify the information of teachers, to avoid mistakes and salary delays.

Mr Mahama Ayariga, a Deputy Minister of Education, said this at a GES Council meeting with the Northern Regional Educational Directorate (NRED).

The meeting was to afford the GES Council leadership the opportunity to interact with NRED members on developments and issues relating to quality teaching and learning in the region.

Mr Ayariga said as part of the government’s efforts towards infrastructure development in the region, it had put in place measures to modernize and upgrade some schools, by providing classroom blocks and dormitories as well as teaching and learning materials.

Professor Agyewodin Adu-Gyamfi Ampem, Achrensuahene and Chairman of the GES Council, appealed to members of the NRED to work hard to enhance access to quality teaching and learning.

“We have reached a stage as a nation in which we need to sacrifice and help develop potentials of our young ones. As educators, one of our rewards is the innermost satisfaction we derive when we contribute to the training of children,” he said.

Mrs Elizabeth A. De-Souza, Northern Regional Director of Education, said the GETFund had provided six-unit classroom blocks for 21 senior high and technical schools as well as dormitories, laboratories, school walls and staff accommodation.

She said another 151 six-unit classroom blocks had been built for basic schools to replace the schools under trees.

Mrs De-Souza said the region had a high percentage of untrained teachers in basic schools as well as teachers for the new SHS.

She said the delays in the release of the feeding grant from government and non-payment of utility bills were also major challenges faced in the region, as well as delays in the execution of educational projects, including the science laboratories of Ghana Senior High School, Salaga High School and Nalerigu high school, among others.

During the open forum, some of the NRED members raised concern about the use of cell phones by students, non-payment of school fees as well as delays in the promotion of teachers.

Source: GNA

1 Comment
  1. Dela says

    Mtcheww… As if we’re interested in that. All we want is a raise in salary. It’s no secret that teachers are the lowest paid government workers.

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