GNACOPS following NTC’s decision to remove all unprofessional private school teachers who have not sat and passed the Ghana teacher licensure examination from the classroom has said it will be a misplaced priority.
GNACOPS comment comes after the Executive Director of the National Teaching Council (NTC), Mr Christain Addai Poku announced to stop all unlicensed private school teachers from teaching in various classrooms.
But, the private school’s council statement copied to Educationweb.com.gh urged the NTC to suspend the decision licensing of private school teachers and rather focus on educational policy for private schools in the country.
According to GNACOPS, until the Education Ministry and Ghana Education Service (GES) develop an educational policy for private schools which will regulate their activities, licensing the teachers will be a misplaced priority.
Speaking in an interview with Educationweb.com.gh, the Executive Director of GNACOPS, Mr Enoch Gyetuah said: “Many private schools operating in the country had no Registered General Department certificate but rather holding certificates given by GES with no tin number, a situation he said was worrisome”.
“Until we establish an educational policy for private schools to regulate their activities and also determine the kind of pay these teachers must receive at the end of the month, the licensing will be useless
“In the absence of education policy for private schools, the licensure of private teachers will not yield any results because the teacher will continue to earn GH₡250.00 and GH₡300.00 monthly,” he told Educationweb.com.gh