The National Teaching Council (NTC) has asked all trainee teachers, stakeholders and the general public to disregard rumors circulating within the media space purporting that it has suspended the licensure examination scheduled for September this year.
Earlier last week, reports making rounds on social media platforms suggested that the teacher licensure examination for trainee teachers had been suspended indefinitely.
However, in a release issued by the Public Relations Unit of the NTC, they described the circulating rumours as “false and a reckless act of impersonation by unknown persons”
The NTC maintained that, the examination would come off from September 10th – 12th, 2018.
They further indicated that all arrangements with regards to the licensure examination. As communicated initially, remain unchanged.
The scheduled licensure examination to be held in September is the very first examination to be held for teachers after the Ghana Education Service advocated that teachers pass a special examination after the mandatory training before being granted a license to teach.
This forms part of measures to enforce discipline and eliminate non-performing teachers from the system, in accordance with the Teachers Licensing Policy under the Education Act 778 (2008).
Story by: Daniel Kwame Afriyie