Newly trained teachers stated that they are “shocked” that an amount of GHS35.00 have been deducted from their June national service allowance without their consent and want a refund.
According to the teachers, the leadership of the National Service Personnel Association (NASPA) in an attempt to explain the deduction said, GHS20 would be used to provide T-shirts to personnel while the remaining GHS15 would be used to celebrate NASPA week.
“For the avoidance of doubt, we, outrightly, reject the ‘jerseys’ which have been supplied to us as T-shirts, and more again we are not ready to celebrate the so-called NASPA week,” the teachers said in a statement.
The teachers numbering 16,000 said they were denied direct employment across the country when they graduated in 2018 due to the introduction of the teacher licensure examination and they have been forced to do national service, the first of its kind, for newly trained teachers from Colleges of Education in the country.
They are, therefore, calling on the management of the National Service Scheme to refund their monies to them or face their wrath. “We are currently in talks with our legal team, and so, our next line of action shall be duly communicated,” the statement added.