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"You Are To Pay GHc20 And GHc30 As Rent Beginning 1st August 2021" - GES Declares To Staff

There are a plethora of challenges facing the education sector and teachers in particular. Inadequate funding of educational institutions and lack of staff accommodation are the most pressing needs.

Teachers stationed in rural communities are the most affected when it comes to inadequate accommodation. Some of the most deprived Districts with many rural dwellers in the Ashanti Region include Offinso North, Sekyere Afram Plains Ahafo Ano Districts.

OperaNewsGh has come across a letter from the Offinso North Education Directorate. The letter is dated 16th June 2021 and signed by the District Director, Mr. Michael Ignatius Darbbey-Tannian.

The letter is admonishing staff of Ghana Education Service who are currently occupying staff quarters and bungalows in the Offinso North District to pay some amounts as rent.

The letter said: "As part of getting solutions to maintain and put our school bungalows in good condition, a meeting was held on 2nd June 2021, between Headteachers of schools, will bungalow and the District Director of Education and the following were agreed on:

1. Occupants of the school bungalows will pay monthly rent beginning 1st August 2021.

2. Occupants of the Rawlings days type of bungalows will pay GHc 20.00 per month per room.

3. Occupants of the modern-day type of school bungalow will pay GHc30.00 per month per room.

4. The money is to be paid to the District Accountant at District Education Office".

The letter further advised that teachers who are on pension and still occupying the school bungalows school vacate by Thursday, 15th July 2021.

Rural communities in the Offinso North District are Sraneso, Nkwaduano, Apatam, Bobra, Nyamebekere, etc.

Source: Opera News



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