President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed that the Ghana Education Service (GES) be taken off the Human Resource Management Information Systems (HRMIS).
The directive comes on the back of a strike by the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) over bad working conditions.
NAGRAT declared a nationwide strike over the newly-introduced HRMIS acquired by the Public Services Commission, as well as over unpaid allowances and delayed promotions among others.
The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) also joined the strike.
In a statement, six out of the 10 regional branches of GNAT said they were embarking on the industrial action following the inability of their employer, the Ghana Education Service (GES), to resolve the many challenges confronting them.
To resolve the impasse, Nana Akufo-Addo issued an edict to the GES to suspend the use of the HRMIS to administer the GES payroll.
A statement to that effect, signed by Nana Asante Bediatuo, Executive Secretary to the President, read: “I refer to the recent labour agitations undertaken by teacher unions in connection with payroll related issues.
“I have been directed by the President to request that the use of the Human Resource Management Information Systems (HRMIS) to administer the Ghana Education Service (GES) payroll be suspended until such time as all issues relating to its use are resolved.
“The GES should, therefore, be taken off the HRMIS platform for now.
“In the meantime, the IPPD 2 should be reverted to in administering the GES payroll pending the resolution of all HRMIS issues related to the GES.”