HUNDREDS of teachers in Ghana face prosecution by the country’s Fair Wages and Salaries Commission for fraudulently securing salary upgrades using fake certificates.
After conducting a detailed audit of the payroll, the commission claims it found strong evidence implicating several teachers in schools across the country.
“We don’t know how massive the situation is across the country, but at least the work that we have done proves that there are a few fake certificates and non-certificate holders who have even be upgraded to levels that you don’t expect them to be.” Smith Graham, Chief Executive of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission said.
Graham noted that the increased but falsely acquired salary upgrades have become a cost to the state.
“The time has come that people [teachers] would have to be prosecuted,” he said.