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24.07.2008 Education

Teacher finally receives salary…but threatens to drag director to CHRAJ

By Alfred Adams Takoradi - Ghanaian Chronicle
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Information picked up by The Chronicle has revealed that the Takoradi Metropolitan Director of Education, Ayyuba Morgan, has lifted the embargo he placed on the salary of George Peprah, a teacher at Anaji, a suburb of Takoradi.

Ayyub Morgan had placed an embargo on the salary of the teacher, for failing to report to school after vacation. Though the teacher explained to the Director that he was indisposed and produced copies of his medical reports, to substantiate his claim, Ayyuba would not listen to that.

Not even the intervention of the Regional Director of Education, Effiba Dadzie, and the local association of teachers, would compel the director to release the salary he had embargoed for the past five months. After this paper had carried the story on Monday this week, Ayyuba instructed the teacher to finally go for his salary.

Even with this, he was asked to withdraw only four months salary. Nothing was said about the remaining month, which is still in arrears.

This means that the Director reassessed March, April, May and June, leaving the February salary outstanding. Mr. George Peprah, the teacher in question, who has taught for eleven years at the Anaji M/A Junior High School, confirmed to this reporter in a telephone interview, that Ayyub Morgan gave him the greenlight to access his salary, on Monday this week.

He also confirmed that out of the five months salary, that he was entitled to access, the Director still stood on his grounds, not to pay the one month period he absented himself from school as result of his ill health. He vowed to drag his Director to the Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), to press for the release of the remaining salary.

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