The National Teaching Council (NTC) as part of efforts to commend stakeholders for the successful conduct of the 6th edition of the Ghana teacher licensure examination Tuesday, June 29, 2021, organized an awards committee meeting.
Speaking at the meeting, the Deputy Education Minister, John Ntim Fordjour commended the Council in executing its mandate very well, most especially in the conduct of the just-ended teacher licensure exams on 6, 7 of May 2021.
Commenting on the need to examine Pre-Service Teachers on numeracy, Revered Ntim encouraged teachers preparing to sit for the 7th edition of the Ghana teacher licensure examination to acquire basic knowledge in numeracy skills.
“As a teacher, you should be able to have basic knowledge in numeracy skills and I support the NTC in considering numeracy as an assessment area in licensing our teachers who are yet to join the teaching service,” he stated.
The Minister added “the whole world has come to a consensus that “education is an effective tool in turning around the economy if that is so then the teacher is at the centre of such a great development in spinning this ideology”.
He also charged the Management of the National Teaching Council (NTC) to look at certain critical areas which will help improve the learning outcome of our pre-service teachers.
“The previous outcome of the GTLE shows that there is always an abysmal performance in literacy and the council must pay attention to helping teachers in that bracket,” the Assin South Member of Parliament told NTC.
Dr Christian Addai Poku, the Registrar of the NTC in his remarks stated that the Teaching Council will continue to carry out the necessary reforms to ensure the credibility and relevance of the annual Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination.