The National Teaching Council (NTC) after months of working on the Ghana teacher licensure (GTLE) past questions portal dubbed PortaPrep has opened it for graduate teachers to take sample tests of the teachers’ examination.
Registrar of the Council, Dr Christian Addai Poku last year told Teacher Trainees Association (TTAG) his outfit by 2022 will open the portal before the conduct of the 8th edition of the national licensure examination slated for this year.
“The GTLE past questions portal (PortaPrep) will be opened by the National Teaching Council from next week onwards as part of preparations for the writing of the next Ghana teacher licensure examination,” TTAG said in a press release.
The Prep portal a staff of the National Teaching Council (NTC) has told EducationWeb.com.gh will enable graduate teachers seeking to write the teacher licensure examination to practise adequately before sitting for the test.
Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister for Education who tasked NTC to develop the portal last year told President Akufo-Addo it will enable the graduate teachers to practice how to answer the licensure questions to pass the test.
“I have instructed the National Teaching Council to create a web portal with thousand’s of sample questions for people to have the opportunity to practice and use to prepare to sit for the national examination,” the Minister noted.
The launch of the teacher licensure exams past questions portal follows the mass failure recorded in last year May Ghana teacher licensure examination (GTLE) after the Teaching Council released the results of prospective candidates.
The Education Minister speaking to His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo disclosed that the Management NTC lowered the 2021 May teacher licensure examination pass mark, but most candidates, unfortunately, could not beat the cut.
“I don’t want to talk about the GTLE pass mark which was set for the May 2021 licensure examination, it was brought so low that yet some candidates did not beat the pass mark,” Hon Yaw Adutwum told President Akufo-Addo.
Graduate teachers who wish to take a test before they sit for the first phase of the 2022 Ghana teacher licensure examination (GTLE) can visit the https://www.gtleghana.com/ and click on ‘Free Test’ on the homepage of the site.
The Management of the National Teaching Council (NTC) says plans are underway for teachers and the public to download the App version of the past question portal on their smartphone from Google Play Store and Apple Store.