According to the Registrar of the National Teaching Council (NTC), approximately 26,000 teachers from teacher training institutions have failed the Ghana teacher licensure examination since it started in 2018.
Dr. Christian Addai Poku speaking on the Atinka TV morning show, Ghana Nie, said more than 120,000 since 2018 had sat for the teacher licensure exams but 82,000 were successful and 12,000 with awaiting results.
“Those who do not pass cannot go and teach until they pass. Until you pass, we take it as though you have not completed school so you have to try and pass it,” the NTC Registrar told the host of Ghana Nie show, Ekourba Gyasi.
Asked if the teacher licensure was introduced to cut down the number of teachers because they were many, Christian Addai replied “No” adding that his outfit wanted to ensure that quality teachers are produced.
“We did not introduce the licensure to cut down the number of teachers, every year about 50,000 graduate teachers sat for the exams,” he stated.
The 6th edition of the examination (GTLE) which ended March 7, 2021, was administered across 26 centres nationwide. According to NTC 18, 349 candidates representing 9,346 males and 9,003 females sat for the test.