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Protesting Teachers Agree To Write Licensure Exams - Ministry of Education

The National Teaching Council (NTC) had warned the teachers that they will not be allowed to teach in the country if they refused to take the exam despite been trained as teachers.

This has compelled them to come to an agreement with the Ministry to take the exams.

In a statement signed by Ekow Vincent Assafuah, Head, Public Relations Unit of the Ministry of Education he said the concerned teachers have agreed to take the test from Monday as scheduled.

“The licensure examination shall proceed as scheduled. The licensure examination shall be held more than once every year to enable all newly graduated teachers to participate,” the statement read.

It also announced that the license examination shall be held more than once a year to allow newly graduated teachers to participate.

Teachers’ Licensing Examination

The professional teaching license is the highest mark of professional accomplishment that makes the Ghanaian teacher a member of a larger network of accomplished educators shaping the profession and lives.

It demonstrates the legal authorisation of the mandate of the NTC, indicating a teacher has met all standards required for the profession.

The National Teaching Council (NTC) has the ultimate responsibility to ensure that the examination meets technical, professional, and professional standards, and status of a teacher by assessing candidates abilities to practice competently.

Once a candidate has passed a licensing examination, NTC will issue a license to the candidate, thus assuring the public that the licensee is minimally qualified to practice at the time of initial licensure.

Statement On The Teacher Licensure Exam

The Minister of Education this afternoon met leaders of the various teacher unions. They had earlier expressed reservations about the teacher licensing examination.

At the end of the meeting, there was general agreement that;

i. The licensure examination shall proceed as scheduled

ii. The licensure examination shall be held more than once every year to enable all newly graduated teachers to participate.

iii.  National Service period be considered as part of the one-year post-graduation training period of all teachers.

iv.  All newly graduated teachers avail themselves of the opportunity of the licensure examination to qualify as ‘licensed teachers’ to enable them secure employment as teachers.

v.   Discussions on teacher professionalisation must progress as agreed