The Management of the National Teaching Council (NTC), after postponing the conduct of this year’s newly qualified teachers portfolio assessment says it will after the central government recruit teachers administer the assemsent.
Dr Christian Addai Poku, the Registrar of NTC, Friday told the Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG), his outfit at the appropriate time after the newly trained teachers have been recruited will announce a date to start the portfolio.
He stated emphatically that any newly qualified teacher who fails to participate in the impending 2021 portfolio assessment after the recruitment will not be given a teaching certificate or be licensed as a professional teacher.
Mr Christian speaking to the TTAG leadership said there is a need for all new teachers to participate in the maiden edition of the portfolio assessment since it has a great impact on the professional development of a trained teacher.
The postponement of the portfolio follows complaints the Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG) received from the trained teachers regarding the unfavourable time for the assessment as a result of the vacation of the primary schools.
It in a statement copied to EducationWeb.com.gh said “we have received complaints regarding the assessment since it is the first of its kind and the unfavourable time for the visitation as a result of the vacation of the basic schools.”
The Teachers Association has also urged newly trained teachers to disregard viral social media messages and audio recordings it said is to create fear and panic about the forthcoming NTC portfolio assessment exercise.