National Teaching Council: NTC to issue License to Teachers excluded from GTLE
National Teaching Council: According to the National Teaching Council’s (NTC) Registrar, Dr. Christian Addai Poku, professional licences will be given to instructors who are exempt from taking the GTLE starting on May 15, 2023.
The National Teaching Council stated in a letter obtained by myhealthink.com that licences would only be issued to newly certified teachers and instructors who are exempt from the Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination (GTLE).
The letter dated May 5, 2023 stated, “The National Teaching Council (NTC) will be starting the issuance of a licence to newly qualified teachers and teachers who have been exempt from the Ghana teacher licensure examination (GTLE).”
The Greater Accra Region has 5447 teachers, making it the biggest region, while the Savanna Region has 189 teachers, making it the smallest region, according to the Council’s Registrar, who was speaking to stakeholders about the licence issuing.
He promised that the NTC will keep putting rules and procedures in place to make sure that instructors are working with the appropriate credentials, upholding needed standards, and maintaining professionalism to improve effective teaching and learning.
To guarantee a successful exercise, Dr. Christian Addai Poku advised all Regional, Municipal, Metropolitan, and District Directors of Education to actively monitor the procedure.
The National Teaching Council (NTC) Executive Director pleaded with stakeholders to collaborate with the team working on the project (issuance of the professional licences) in order to ensure a positive conclusion.
In a different report, David Prah, the deputy director of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) services, has been ordered to raise the GTLE’s pass mark or rate.
The Deputy Director for TVET Service stated that the GTLE pass mark is low during a meeting to examine the quality and trend analysis of the Ghana teacher licencing test as well as teacher professionalism and practise.
According to Mr David Prah’s recommendation, the National Teaching Council (NTC) should raise the pass score for the Ghana teacher licencing test because 50% of teachers in the country are licenced to teach.
“I’m glad that the leaders of our teaching union are here. I find the passing percentage and pass rate to be doubtful and dubious. 50%, which is awful and has to be rectified, for a teacher to enter a classroom, implying that he has a 50% deficit.