Teachers across the country can after the long wait smile as the much-awaited Professional Teachers Allowance (PTA) in no time hit the various bank accounts of both professional and non-professional teachers across the length and wide of the country.
Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) which remains the government institution responsible for the payment of salaries, arrears and allowance for government workers sent a notice to teachers in this regard to check their professional status on their electronic payslips.
In a much-awaited mood, teachers will be giving GHc1,200 for professional teachers and an amount of GHc1,000 to non-professional teachers across the country.
Teachers Licensure Examination and the payment of Professional Teachers Allowance were the two main policies that received the media attention by the administration.
This policy was made possible by the ruling New Patriotic Party (NDC) administration which is led by His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo and his committed Member of Parliament for Manhyia Constituency in the Ashanti Region who doubles as the Minister of Education.
As expected of the Minister for teachers to remember of the payment and honour the government in the forthcoming elections, teachers can definitely receive the payment this month as the elections is just a few days away.