Graduate teachers who had sat and passed the teacher licensure examination (GTLE) but not posted have petitioned the National Teaching Council (NTC) to increase the period for the licensure certificate to expire.
The unemployed teacher’s concerns come after the Management of the National Teaching Council (NTC) announced an increment of the licensure examination subject registration fee for this academic year.
According to a blog post sighted by Educationweb.com.gh, the registration fee per subject has been increased from GHȻ 220.00 to GHȻ 280.00.
But, teachers have expressed worry over the huge increment of the subject registration fee demanding that the Council responsible for licensing teachers extend the duration for the licensure certificate to expire.
They have suggested for the NTC Management to at least increase the duration period from a minimum of two years to a maximum of 5 years.
“In fact, the NTC body must find a means to deliver original certificate instead of the online thing and extend the years it will expire to at least five years the two years is too early to be expired,” a graduate teacher stated.
Meanwhile, the Director-General of GES has said the fact that a graduate had sat and passed the teacher licensure examination and awarded an NTC licensure certificate does not mean he/she will be recruitment into service.
According to Prof Kwasi-Opoku Amanka, the recruitment of graduate teachers is done base on the subject vacancy availability in SHS.