The Deputy Minister for Education, John Ntim Fordjour following the poor performance of pre-service teachers who sat for the earlier teacher licensure examination has urged NTC to pay attention to helping teachers pass the exams.
Speaking at the Awards Committee meeting of the National Teaching Council (NTC) on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, Rev John Ntim highlighted the need for the Council to examine pre-service teachers on numeracy.
“As a teacher, you should be able to have basic knowledge in numeracy skills and I support the National Teaching Council in considering numeracy as an assessment area in licensing our teachers who are yet to join the teaching service,” he stated.
The Minister added “the whole world has come to a consensus that “education is an effective tool in turning around the economy, if that is so then the teacher is at the centre of such a great development in spinning this ideology”.
He consequently charged the Teaching Council (NTC) to look at certain critical areas which will help improve the learning outcome of our pre-service teachers.
According to him, the previous outcome of the teacher licensure shows that there is always an abysmal performance in literacy citing that the National Teaching Council must pay attention to helping teachers in that bracket.
The Registrar of NTC, Dr Christian Addai-Poku in his remarks stated that the Council responsible for registering and licensing teachers will continue to carry out the necessary reforms to ensure the credibility and relevance of the GTLE.