Semester Calendar: Gov’t swerving the capitation grant payments – Boadi William, EAI.
Fellow Ghanaians, Educate Africa Institute (EAI) have discovered that the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service are trying to dodge the capitation grant and cover up the arrears.
From records, the government has not paid a capitation grant for four 4 good years now. The government has spent forty billion, four hundred million cedis (GH¢40.4 billion) between 2017 and 2020, that is in the Akufo-Addo era, representing an increase of some ninety-five percent (95%) on larger things but not better things. We are tasking every concerned citizen to confirm our claims from the various government schools.
However, the appointees in charge of the educational institutions; MoE and GES had planned to impose the semester academic calendar on us without proper conditions of service for both teaching and non-teaching workers. Also, they couldn’t foresee the health impediments of both the teachers and their learners. Teacher unions and stakeholders were not involved in the semester calendar decision. Including the National Parents Teachers Association (PTA) was ignored.
No serious nation will implement a curriculum for more than two years without textbooks and the necessary pedagogy paraphernalia. The government must resolve these difficulties with correct measures to help reshape the education sector.
CEO of EAI, Educationist, Journalist, and, Motivational speaker.