The National Democratic Congress (NDC) last year in its 2020 manifesto announced to abolish the one year mandatory National Service and teacher licensure exams should they have won the immediate past 2020 elections.
A member of the opposition party, Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang giving highlights of the manifesto indicated that her party would eliminate the two services which according to them are not in the interest of the graduates.
“NDC will abolish the one-year compulsory National Service and the mandatory Ghana Teacher Licensure Examinations (GTLE) for graduates of the Colleges of Education,” the former Minister for Education stated.
“We will also maintain the status quo with regards to the payment of allowances for teacher and nursing trainees,” Jane Naana added.
Aside from abolishing the licensure and National Service, she furthered that the National Democratic Congress would consider extending the popular Free SHS programme to all private Senior High Schools.
Currently, under the Akufo-Addo administration, it is obligatory for all tertiary graduates to serve the nation for one year and mandatory for all graduates of Colleges of Education (CoE) to sit for the Teacher Licensure examination conducted by the National Teaching Council (NTC) annually.