Vice Presidential Candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang has justified the decision by the erstwhile Mahama administration to pay teachers three months’ salary despite the claim they worked for over a year.
She indicates that affected teachers were not employees of government and as such could not have claimed salaries they were not entitled to.
According to her, these were teachers who were employed by headmasters and mistresses of the various schools and not the government.
She said some of these teachers were given appointment letters by their District Education Service without the approval of the parent body which is the Ministry of Education.
Speaking on Accra-based Joy Prime in an interview, the NDC’s Vice Presidential Candidate recalled her interaction with one teacher who complained to her of teaching for several years without salary.