Regional Directors and the Teacher Unions have brought it to the attention of the management of Ghana Education Service (GES) that there are some complaint from a section of staff regarding non-payment of Responsibility Allowance.
For the avoidance of doubt, please take note of the following regarding the Responsibility Allowance:
a. The allowance is not a permanent emolument paid to all staff
b. The allowance is paid to only senior professional staff who are assigned to handle specific additional responsibilities.
c. The categories of staff who qualify for the allowance are:
SCHOOL LEVEL: BASIC AND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
a. School Headship
SCHOOL LEVEL: SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
b. Assistant Headmaster/Headmistress
c. Senior Housemaster/Mistress
e. Form Master/Mistress
f. Guidance & Counselling Coordinator
g. Heads of Department (Program Heads)
h. House Master/Mistress
SCHOOL LEVEL: OFFICE STAFF
a. Unit Heads (Front liners Headquarters, Regional Education Office, District Education Service.
As at September 30, 2020 Forty Thousand, Four Hundred, and Sixty-Nine (40,469) staff with additional responsibilities have been captured and paid.
Any staff who falls within the categories listed but has not been paid, the Responsibility Allowance should complete the template at the Regional and District offices for validation.