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General News of Wednesday, 11 December 2019


Borrow from kindergarten capitation grant for exams – GES to school heads

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The Ghana Education Service (GES) has instructed heads of public Junior High Schools in the country who do not have enough funds to organise their end of term examination to borrow from the Capitation grant meant for kindergarten or primary schools.

The notice to school heads sighted by Starr News also added that the borrowed amounts should be repaid if the capitation grant is paid.

The development comes in the wake of the strike by the various teachers unions in the country.

Meanwhile, government has released money for the payment of the outstanding arrears for teachers in the country who have been striking since Monday.

The teachers are on strike over government’s refusal to pay them the money which spans 2017 till date.

In a letter, the finance ministry ordered the Controller and Accountant General’s Department to immediately effect payment to the teachers.

“You (CAGD) are hereby authorized to release the sum of GHS49,998,626.72 (Forty-Nine Million Nine Hundred and Ninety-Eight Thousand, Six Hundred and Twenty-Six Cedis Seventy pesewas) to enable the Director-General, Ghana Education Service, pay outstanding transfer grants and other allowances to qualified staff of GES from 2017 to 2019.”

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