Public sector teachers across the country will be smiling to the bank at the end of November 2020 as government has paid the Professional Development Allowance(PDA).
Whilst professional teachers will be receiving an amount of GH¢1,200 in addition to their monthly salaries, non-professional teachers will receive GH¢ 800 as their share.
According to GhanaXtra.Com’s sources within the Ghana Education Service, the amount was detected during salary validation for the month of November.
Additionally, non-teaching staff of the Ghana Education Service will also be earning GH¢600 for their career development.
Government as part of efforts to improve education instituted a new incentive for teachers and non-teaching staff dubbed ‘Teacher Professional Allowance’ for their continuous professional development.
Every teacher is expected to receive a yearly amount of GH¢1,200 while the non-teaching staff would earn GH¢600 for their career development.
However, the payment of the much-anticipated legacy arrears which were also scheduled to be paid by the end of November 2020 failed to materialised.