The National Teaching Council (NTC) has said unlicenced teachers looking forward to upgrading themselves professional teachers can still teach in the classroom despite a directive for only licensed teachers to be employed.
Lawrence Sampson, the Head of Development of Teachers at NTC in an interview with Happy FM monitored by Educationweb.com.gh said May 2021 is not the to stop unlicenced teachers from teaching in Ghana.
The NTC official comment comes after the National Schools Inspectorate Authority (NaSIA) announced to sanction all pre-tertiary private school proprietors who do not employ NTC licensed teachers from May 2021.
According to NTC’s Lawrence Sampson, his outfit is still in talks with the various private school associations in the country on how best all unprofessional teachers can be licensed to be professionals.
“We have meet with the leadership of Private Teachers Association to strategies ways and means to upgrade private school education,” he stated.
Meanwhile, the Executive Secretary of NTC, Dr. Christian Addai Poku has said the National Teaching Council (NTC) by 2024 will license all teachers in the country and phase out all unlicenced teachers by 2025 from classrooms.