The National Teaching Council (NTC) responsible for licensing and registering qualified teachers in the country has said teachers who have misplaced their NTC teacher license card can visit NTC’s Accra office for a new card.
Speaking to EducationWeb.com.gh, a staff of the Council said the license card can be replaced at a fee. The license card recognized by the African Federation of Teachers according to NTC can be used to teach in and outside Ghana.
“You can teach outside Ghana with the NTC teacher license card, we have an affiliation with the African Federation of Teachers, so they know of our license and are willing to accept Ghanaian license,” the NTC official stated.
Explaining more about teaching outside Ghana with the license card, the Registrar of NTC said an NTC licensed teacher who wants to teach outside Ghana will submit the pin on the card to the employer for confirmation.
“So if you go to Canada and want to teach, you just give them your teacher license card and they will log in to the NTC portal with your pin number on the card and know everything about you,” Dr Christian Addai Poku noted.’
The Teaching Council as part of an effort to promote teacher professionalization will from Tuesday, July 6, 2021 issue teacher licensed cards to in-service teachers in the Western Region and later to other regions in the country.
Teachers who are qualified but do not participate in ongoing license and registration numbers exercise the Registrar of NTC, Christain Addai Poku Addai Poku has said shall lose their right to practice as teachers in Ghana.