The National Executive Director of GNACOPS, Mr Enoch Gyetuah says the National Teaching Council early this year will provide a provisional license to all unprofessional private school and in-service teachers in the country.
Mr Gyetuah Speaking in an interview with Educationweb.com.gh, noted the provisional license which will last for 3 years will enable all unprofessional teachers to upgrade themselves and sit for the teacher licensure exams.
“The NTC has agreed to give a 3-year provisional license to all private school and in-service teachers who are not professionals for them to within the three year grace period upgrade themselves and sit for the teacher licensure examination”, he told EducationWeb’s Okyere Darko George.
He furthered that the Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) is compiling all the necessary data through the GNACOPS volunteer Service Scheme to the National Teaching Council (NTC) for a certificate to be given to the license students and unprofessional teachers.
According to him, every private school or an in-service teacher seeking to be professional will pay an amount of GH₵ 200 for the National Teaching Council’s (NTC) provisional license which expires in 2024.
The Management of the National Teaching Council (NTC) last year said it will soon phase out teachers without professional teaching licenses from all private schools throughout the country.
This Mr Christian Addai Poku said is to ensure that any person who teaches in a private or public school has been certified through the licensure exams.
Speaking in an interview monitored by Educationweb.com.gh, the NTC Executive Secretary said his outfit is collaborating with proprietors of private schools to remove unqualified teachers on their payroll.
He furthered that it will soon be impossible for private schools to employ teachers who have not written the compulsory licensure examination.