Government has announced it will sanction heads of public Schools who defy its directive not to charge teacher motivation allowance.
The allowance is levied on students as an incentive for teachers. But the policy has now been scrapped and will not be charged from next academic year.
The Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Education Francis Gbadago told Starr News government considers the levy unnecessary and will sanction heads of schools that ignore the directive.
“We have realised over the period that the purpose for which this teacher motivation allowance was introduced has outlived its importance. We think that at this point in time, it is important for us to review the process; when you go to the hospital you don’t expect to be charged doctors’ motivation fee.
“We think that at this point in time, when we take out that particular segment of payment from the fees, it will be a significant relieve for our parents who have always complained about the payment of that particular teacher motivation fee,” he stated.