The management of the National Teaching Council (NTC) says teachers yet to be posted by the Ghana Education Service (GES) but with an expired license can log on to https://tpg.ntc.gov.gh to apply for the substantive licence.
The government teaching license issued to teachers to become professionals, the Information Technology (I.T) officer for the National Teaching Council (NTC), Mr Derrick Nii Adjei Adjei has said can be used to teach in and outside Ghana.
Nii Adjei Adjei an interview monitored by EducationWeb said the Council’s license card is recognized by the African Federation of Teachers and therefore can be used to teach in member countries of the Federation of Teachers.
“You can teach outside Ghana with the NTC teachers 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 Teaching Council official stated.
Dr Evelyn Oduro, NTC Executive Secretary and representative at AFTRA confirming the claim made by Derrick Adjei said the license card can be used outside only if all professional requirements are met and the person is in good standing.
“Per the regulations, the card can be used adding that a written confirmation is needed to validate if all professional requirements are met and the person is in good standing,” Madam Evelyn Oduro said in an email to EducationWeb.
The issuance of the license card to professional teachers, the Registrar of the Ghana Teaching Council, Dr Christian Addai Poku has said forms part of her outfit’s effort to promote teacher professionalization in the country.
Mr Addai in a discussion with an Accra-based Peace 104.3 FM said the management of the Council after the year 2024 will phase out or stop all unlicensed teachers from teaching in the various public and private schools classrooms.
“We have given the unqualified teachers a 3 year period to be licensed, NTC is also in talks with the various teacher training institutions in the country to help such teachers upgrade themselves,” he told PeaceFM’s Kwame Sefa Kayi.