7,432 TEACHERS FAILED TEACHER LICENSURE EXAMS.
A total of 28,757 teachers who sat for the maiden teacher licensure examination results released by the National Teaching Council (NTC) shows 7432 failed teachers representing approximately 36%, 21,287, representing approximately 74% passed the exams, 26 candidates alleged to have involved in examination malpractice results have been withheld pending completion of investigation and 12 candidates had their entire results cancelled.
Yesterday,27th February,2019, the Executive Secretary of NTC, Dr Mrs Evelyn Owusu Oduro, asked all those who sat for the examination to check their results from the NTC online portal at http://www.exams.ntc.gov.gh using their personal identification numbers (PINs) and the serial numbers used during the registration for the examination. “Candidates can also obtain their results at the colleges of education where they sat for the examination,” she directed.
She said even though there were failures, the outcome of the examination was encouraging, particularly so when it was the maiden edition.
She said, those who failed are required to join the next batch to write the examination in the month of March this year.
She further explained that, the licensure examination had come to stay and that those without the licence would not be allowed to enter classrooms to teach, be it in public or private schools.
The NTC said it engaged with the vice-chancellors and registrars of the universities, the executives of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) and the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS), the Conference of District Directors of Education, among other to conduct examination from time to time.
The target group are those who completed colleges of education this year or those who read Education in the various universities and colleges who were desirous of seeking employment with the GES.
Again, all newly trained diploma students from the various colleges of education who wanted to teach would be required to write the examination in their respective colleges.
Lastly, those who were already teaching, both in public and private schools, would not be required to write the examination but would undertake a number of in-service professional training programmes to upgrade themselves to enable them to obtain the licence.
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