We Newly Trained Teachers have realized, with shock, the illegal deductions from our allowances without our consent and subsequent approval, and of course, a clear breach of our appointment agreement.
The general public would recall the painful denial of employment of Trained Teachers who, in 2018, graduated from all forty-six (46) Colleges of Education across the country by the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Ministry of Education (MoE) after a sadden introduction of the Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination (GTLE). The historic denial of employment followed a forcefully imposed National Service which we undergoing.
It would interest you to note that, the National Service Scheme has deducted an amount of Ghc 35.00 from our June allowances each. Unfortunately and surprisingly, we do not know the reason behind this sinful deduction.
The leadership of the National Service Personnel Association (NASPA) in an attempt to explain said, Ghc 20.00 would be used to provide T-shirts to personnel while the remaining Ghc 15.00 would be used to celebrate NASPA week.
For the avoidance of doubt, we, outrightly, reject the “jerseys” which have been supplied to us as T-shirts, and more again we are not ready to celebrate the so-called NASPA week.
We Sixteen thousand (16,000) Newly Trained Teachers have been hurtfully denied direct postings and are only looking forward to be employed by the Ghana Education Service.
We, therefore, take this opportunity to, as a matter of urgency, call on the management of the National Service Scheme to refund our monies to us as soon as possible or face our wrath. We are currently in talks with our legal team, and so, our next line of action shall be duly communicated.
That notwithstanding, we call on the Minister of Education to quickly call the management of the Scheme to order should they fail to refund our monies to us by end of week.
We are grateful for your kind attention.
Agboni Nicholas Kelvin
The Minister Education
The Executive Director, National Service Scheme