The National Teaching Council (NTC) following the conduct of this year’s Ghana teacher licensure examination has outlined some examination offenses candidates should refrain from during the May 6, 2021 exams.
The Teaching Council in a blog post sighted by Educationweb.com.gh has misconduct on the side of a candidate including cheating can result in the candidate being penalized or sack from the examination hall or center.
The March 2021 edition of the GTLE will be administered from May 6 to May 7, 2021, for candidates who have completed and successfully passed the final year examinations either in the Colleges or Universities.
NTC 2021 GTLE examination offenses and penalties
There are about 18 examination offences the National Teaching Council has advised candidates to refrain from but below are some 5 serious ones.
1. Offence: Leakage of Examination questions. This involves any knowledge or possession of examination questions before the examinations
Penalty: Dismissal of the offender(s) involved
2. Offence: Impersonation – Impersonating another candidate or allowing one’s self to be impersonated.
Penalty: Dismissal and or prosecution of candidates involved.
3. Offence: Assisting or attempting to assist, obtaining or attempting to obtain assistance from a candidate or non-candidate
Penalty: Cancellation of the candidate’s paper and to rewrite the following year when the paper is being taken.
4. Offence: Writing after the examination has ended after persistent reminder.
Penalty: Caution for the 1st Offence. For the 2nd Offence, the paper is to be cancelled and the candidate to rewrite the following year when the paper is being taken.
5. Offence: Failure to write Index Numbers on question paper after persistent reminder.
Penalty: Caution for the first time. After the first caution, if the Index Number is still not written, it should be interpreted as an intention to cheat.
The candidate should be stopped from writing the paper.