8,000 failed Teachers at licensure exams to resit

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The National Teaching Council has granted an opportunity for teachers who did not meet the required threshold in the 2023 Teacher Licensure Exams to retake the examination in March this year.

Approximately 8,000 of the more than 20,000 teachers who took the exams did not meet the required passing score.

Dr. Christian Addea Poku, the Registrar of the National Teaching Council, reaffirmed the organization’s dedication to upholding the highest standards in the teaching profession.

He emphasized the need of only allowing certified educators to work in classrooms, highlighting the council’s role in licensing and regulating educators generally rather than just those employed by public schools.

Concerning the employability of individuals who did not pass the exams, Dr. Poku stated “People have been talking about the fact that we failed people because there is no vacancy for the Ministry of Education or the Ghana Education Service to employ them, but for us at the National Teaching Council, we don’t regulate and license only public school teachers.”

He went on to say that opportunities outside of public institutions are made possible by the licensing process.

Therefore, Dr. Opoku emphasized, “we expect that some of the people who go through the system and get licensed may get absorbed by the Ministry of Education or the Ghana Education Service.”

According to data from the 2023 Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination (GTLE) 2&3, 9,556 teachers or more than 30% of the 20,181 teachers who took the test did not pass.

Read the details of the press release below:

Source: Ghanatodayonline.com

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