The Management of the National Teaching Council (NTC) is set to create a web portal for candidates preparing to sit for the Ghana teacher licensure examination (GTLE) to access past questions of the national examination.
Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister for Education who disclosed this at a meeting with President Nana Akufo-Addo said this will enable the graduate teachers to practice how to answer the licensure questions to pass the test.
“I have instructed the National Teaching Council (NTC) to create a web portal with thousand’s of sample questions for people to have the opportunity to practice and use to prepare to sit for the national examination,” the Minister noted.
NTC’s decision to create a teacher licensure exams past questions web portal follows the mass failure recorded in this year’s May Ghana teacher licensure examination (GTLE) after the Teaching Council released the results of candidates.
The Education Minister at the meeting monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh disclosed that the National Teaching Council (NTC) lowered the pass mark for the teacher examination, but most candidates could not beat the cut.
“I don’t want to talk about the GTLE pass mark which was set for the May 2021 licensure examination, it was brought so low that yet some candidates did not beat the cut.” the Teaching Minister told President Akufo-Addo.
The Bosomtwe MP furthered “about 78% were able to pass two out of the three subjects, but if you look at those who passed all the three for the first time it was about 23% but they have the opportunity to resit again and pass,”
“The last one that they did a report came to me that students didn’t do well, they brought me a sample, responses and Mr President it’s important we hold ourselves accountable,” Dr Yaw Adutwum stated.
The Management of the National Teaching Council (NTC) has announced to conduct the September edition of the 2021 Ghana teacher licensure test on September 23 to 24, 2021 for fresh candidates and re-sitters.