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NTC pens down worrying letter to GES as 100,000 teachers have not accrued even a single CPD point

The management of the National Teaching Council in a letter to the Director General of Education has expressed it dissatisfaction to the rate at which teachers are complying with the point- based continuously professional development CPD.

“The National Teaching Council has noted with concern the snail pace at which staff of GES are complying with the point-based teacher continuous professional development (CPD) since the commencement of teacher registration and licensing in October 2020”, the letter stated.

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From the management, the data available to the Council points to a disturbing low points build-up for majority of teachers.

Data available from the Council indicates that over one hundred thousand (100,000) of GES staff have not accrued a single CPD point since their registration numbers were issued from October 2020 to date.

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The letter added that, only four thousand out of over three hundred thousand teachers are potentially able to meet the minimum CPD points by the end of next year.

READ THE FULL LETTER BELOW 

The National Teaching Council has noted with concern the snail pace at which staff of GES are complying with the point-based
teacher continuous professional development (CPD) since the
commencement of teacher registration and licensing in October 2020. The data available to the Council points to a disturbing low
points build-up for majority of teachers.

As you are aware, the Council per its guidelines, has opted to use CPD points as one of the conditions for the renewal of in-service teachers licence and registration. Based on a person’s rank, one must obtain a minimum number of points to qualify for renewal of licence and registration.

Based on a person’s rank, one must obtain a minimum number of points to qualify for renewal of licence and registration. The CPD points are gained by assessing NTC approved CPDs, either provided by the employer or accredited CPD providers.

Data available to the Council indicates that over one hundred thousand (100,000) of your staff have not accrued a single CPD point since their registration numbers were issued from October 2020 to date.

Presently, only four thousand, out of over three hundred thousand teachers are potentially able to meet the minimum CPD points by the end of next year

Per the Education Regulatory Bodies Act 2021, Act 1023, 67(1) “A person shall not practice as a teacher unless the person is registered as a teacher in accordance with this Act”. It is also urgent to draw your attention to section 79 of the same Ac which says “A person shall not knowingly or negligently employ a person as a teacher in an institution unless the teacher is registered under this Act”.  Also note that teachers are expected to renew their registration within fifteen days before the specified expiry date.

View Letter Here  Letter to DG

Source : Honestynewsgh.com

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