Teachers at the Pre-tertiary Education level will be paying an amount of GHC100 as licensing fee to get their teaching license, the National Teaching Council, Education Ministry, GES and Teacher Unions agreed in a meeting.
The Teacher Union in a statement dated June 7, 2020 and shared with Georgeweb.org announcing the new licensing fee also indicated a Professional Development Allowance for Teachers have been agreed on.
The Union said this was agreed on at a meeting between the Ministry of Finance, Education Ministry, and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission as well as the Pre-Tertiary Education Teacher Unions.
It furthered that, an amount of GHC 1200 Professional Development Allowance for Professional Teachers and GHC 600 for Non-Professional Teachers respectively was agreed on by the stakeholders.
According to the teacher Union, the new licensing fee will be deducted at source from the annual Professional Development Allowances, while the license is expected to be renewed after every three years.