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NTC To Conduct Entrance Exams For Colleges of Education New Applicants – New NTC reforms reveals

EDUCATION REFORMS - NTC TO IMPLEMENT NEW REFORMS FOR TEACHER LICENSURE BY END OF YEAR

The Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum and the National Teaching Council (NTC) incharge of teachers licensing is set to implement a new reforms for Teacher Licensure by the end of the year 2022.

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According to NTC, the newly yet to be implemented reforms will seek to introduce a selection of test at the point of admission into the various Public Colleges of Education to help admit applicants who are fit to be trained as teachers.

The National Teaching Council uncovered this new reforms during the February 2022 stakeholders engagement.

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It was revealed during the meeting that, Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination  (GTLE) and Ghana  Basic Education and skills Test since 2018 have conducted Seven (7 ) successive examinations. For the past  3 years one hundred and twenty-eight thousand, four hundred and ninety-three (128, 493) candidates  had sat for the examination , and out of this, Eighty-eight thousand and sixty-one  (88,061)  which constitute Sixty- nine Percent (69%)  have passed the exams and there is a need for a reforms.

Dr. Christian Addai-Poku , the registrar of the National Teaching Council explained that with the existing system of licensure exams, writing literacy and numeracy  is the exist point of becoming a teacher but with the new reforms applicants are supposed to write and pass these tests before they enter college. This major reforms is needed to ensure that we erase the problem of people who do not really qualify but get the chance to enter training college, spend four (4) years and later become a burden on everybody”.

“This new reforms will adjust mis-assignment of teachers”, he added.

Speaking to JoyNews, monitored by Honestynewgh, the Chairman of the Council, Anis Haffar emphatically publicized that  whether Ghana moves forward or backwards depends on the training that we give to our teachers.

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“In some countries like phinland, it is more difficult to get admission into the school of education than to get it into medical school or an engineering school, because this is where you begin to mode minds so there’s a need to bring in competent people”, he added.

The meeting attracted vice-chancellors, representatives from teacher training institutions and the Ministry of Education who acknowledged the move by the National Teaching Council.

Source: Honestynewgh.com

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