Teachers have described the National Teaching Council (NTC) as useless after the government agency Thursday said candidates who sat for the 2021 May teacher licensure exams but failed can pay GH₵600 as a script remarking fee.
Dr Christian Addai Poku, the Registrar of the National Teaching Council who announced this at a meeting with the Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG) on August 5, 2021, said the fixed amount will be paid into NTC account.
The script remarking comes after some graduate teachers who participated in the just-ended Ghana teacher licensure examination but could not pass lamented the Council intentionally failed them for reasons best known to the NTC.
But, the Registrar of the Teaching Council reacting to the allegation said the government agency responsible for registering and licensing teachers in the country is not interested in failing any candidate for profit or whatever.
According to him, the majority of graduate teachers who sat for the May 2021 teacher licensure test failed because they were not adequately prepared for the examination conducted by his outfit on May 6 and 7 2021.
“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.
The Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG) Sunday, exclusively told EducationWeb.com.gh candidates who apply for remarking of the licensure examination script will pay Gh¢600 and if passed will get a full refund.
“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,” TTAG told EducationWeb’s Okyere Darko George.