The Executive Director of Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS), Mr. Enoch Kwasi Gyetuah last year called on the National Teaching Council to rescind its decision to license private school teachers.
Mr Gyetuah comment comes after the Executive Secretary of the National Teaching Council, Mr Christian Addai Poku announced his outfit plans to stop all private school teachers without a license from teaching in schools
But, in an interview with Educationweb.com.gh, Mr Enoch said: “Many private schools are operating with no Registered General Department certificate but rather holding certificates given by the Ghana Education Service (GES) with no tin number, a situation he said is worrisome”.
He noted that 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.
“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,” he stated.
“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