The Management of the National Teaching Council (NTC) says it will not publish the May 2021 (Ghana teacher licensure examination) GTLE results statistics to indicate candidates who passed or failed the licensure test.
Speaking to the Teacher Trainees’ Association of Ghana (TTAG) on Thursday, the Registrar of NTC, Dr Christian Addai Poku said his outfit decision not to declare the statistics are to avoid misinterpretation of the results by the media.
“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 told TTAG.
Responding to allegations that NTC intentionally failed graduates who sat for May 2021 examination, Addai Poku stated the teachers who were mainly re-sitters were not prepared for the examination, hence the mass failure.
“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 noted.
Asked if the questions for the licensure examination leaked, the Registrar said no such case of leakage was recorded adding that invigilation was strict and results of the examination reflect the performance of the candidates.
TTAG in a statement copied to EducationWeb.com.gh has encouraged candidates who sat for the May 2021 test but failed to prepare adequately citing that another exam might be conducted by the National Teaching Council for them.