NTC Sets GTLE Pass Mark at 50 Percent Amid Social Media Rumors
NTC Sets GTLE Pass Mark: In response to widespread rumors on social media, the National Teaching Council (NTC) management has officially confirmed that the pass mark for the maiden Ghana teacher licensure examination (GTLE) is firmly set at 50%.
This clarification comes as a spokesperson for the Ghana Teaching Council, Denis Osei-Owusu, addresses the misinformation that had previously suggested a 70% pass rate.
Management Clarifies Misinformation
Denis Osei-Owusu, representing the Ghana Teaching Council, emphasized that the proposed 70% pass rate, which had been attributed to a member of a Council committee, is still pending approval by the NTC management.
This official statement aims to provide clarity for the 20,181 candidates gearing up for the maiden subject-based teacher licensure examination, which will be conducted across 52 examination centers.
Insight into Candidate Demographics
Osei-Owusu also shed light on the composition of the candidates, revealing that 14,438 of them are trainees from the 46 public Colleges of Education, while the remaining 9,448 candidates hail from various universities.
Notably, some examination centers boast higher candidate numbers than others, with the Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED) hosting the most candidates at 1,501, while the Tumu College of Education center has the fewest, with just 58 candidates.
Assurance of Specialized Assessment
The Head of Public Relations of the NTC, Dennis Osei-Owusu, provided assurance that the Ghana teacher licensure examination would evaluate candidates based on their areas of specialization.
This commitment seeks to alleviate any concerns about the examination process.
Evolution of GTLE
The subject-based GTLE, introduced in September 2018, represents a significant shift from the previous generalized examination format.
It marks the 11th edition of the national examination, offering professional teaching licenses to education graduates based on their specific fields of expertise.
Potential Pass Mark Adjustment Under Review
The possibility of increasing the pass mark from 50% to 70% is currently under review. Dr. David Prah, the Deputy Director for TVET Service, raised concerns about the existing 50% pass mark.
He argued that it leaves teachers with a significant 50% deficit upon entering the classroom, emphasizing the pressing need for NTC to reevaluate and potentially revise the licensure examination’s pass mark.
NTC Sets GTLE Pass Mark
In summary, the NTC management has officially confirmed the 50% pass mark for the subject-based Ghana teacher licensure examination, dispelling the previously circulating 70% figure on social media.
This announcement comes as candidates from various educational institutions prepare for this significant examination, marking a pivotal moment in their teaching careers.