The Ghana Education Service (GES), says the fact that a graduate had sat and passed the teacher licensure examination and awarded an NTC licensure certificate does not mean he/she will be recruitment into service.
Director Director-General of GES, Prof Kwasi-Opoku Amankwa in an interview with UTV admitted the NTC licensure certificate is a requirement for GES recruitment but said not a guarantee a graduate will be recruited.
According to him, the recruitment of graduate teachers in the country is done base on the subject vacancy availability in Senior High School.
“We have said before you can teach in any school as a teacher, you must have an NTC licensure certificate, so if you passed the teacher licensure examination (GTLE) you can submit an application for GES recruitment”
Prof Opoku Amankwa speaking on the Accra-based UTV ‘Mpu ne Mpu’ show monitored by Educationweb.com.gh said some graduate sometimes submit the wrong application for recruitment, a situation he noted is worrying.
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“So if we (GES) say we are recruiting teachers specialized in Geography, you will see application of those specialized in Home Economics” the Director-General told the host of UTV’s Mpue ne Mpu show Mrs Yaa Konama.