John Dramani Mahama, the former president and leader of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has pledged that if he runs for office again, the teacher licensure tests will be abolished.
Since instructors already take these tests at every level of their training, he feels the teacher certification program was superfluous and never should have been created.
As part of his Building Ghana Tour, the former president said, “This is unnecessary,” while speaking in Wenchi in the Bono Region. We intend to discontinue the licensing examinations in our upcoming administration.
Such a pledge has been made by Mr. Mahama previously.
Mahama pledged to do away with examinations in his 2020 framework because he believes they prevent some capable teachers from being hired by the government.
“We will abolish the obnoxious licensure exams for teacher trainees and restore the automatic employment of teacher trainee graduates. Let me state unequivocally that no teacher trainee graduate will be denied posting or employment under the next Mahama government.”