A candidate not satisfied with his or her GTLE results can apply for GTLE remarking at a fee of Gh¢600 and if passed will get a full refund, the Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG) told EducationWeb.com.gh on Sunday.
The Association statement comes after the National Teaching Council (NTC) Thursday stated candidates who sat for the just-ended May 2021 teacher licensure examination but failed can request remarking of their answer booklet.
TTAG in an exclusive interview with EducationWeb’s Okyere Darko George on August 8, 2021, said this is to give candidates who sat for the teacher licensure examination but could not pass the opportunity to challenge the results.
“Any candidate who wishes to apply for remarking will pay Gh¢600 and if you pass after the remarking of your teacher licensure examination script, your money will be refunded,” the Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG) stated.
The GTLE script remarking comes after some graduate teachers who sat for this year’s Ghana teacher licensure examination in May but could not pass lamented they were intentionally failed by the National Teaching Council.
But, the Registrar of the Teaching Council (NTC), Dr Christian Addai Poku reacting to the allegation said his outfit is not interested in failing any candidate. He said the teachers were rather not adequately prepared for the examination.
“Majority of the trained teachers who sat for the examination were resit students and that their preparation towards the Ghana teacher licensure examination (GTLE) was inadequate,” the NTC official told TTAG on Thursday.
Dr Addai Poku said the Council this year will not provide statistics on the teacher licensure examination results citing that the local media always report the failure of the candidates and not the positive aspect of the test.
“The media always report the failure of graduate teachers who sat for the licensure examination, they don’t comment on the positive side, so this year NTC will not publish the GTLE results statistics,” the Council’s Registrar noted.