Lincensure results not 'heartwarming'- Education Minister

Lincensure results not 'heartwarming'- Education Minister

- Yet-to-be-disclosed results of the teacher lincensure exams has been described by Education Minister as not heartwarming

- Results of the said exams would be made public after a court procedure against the NTC is resolved

The results of teachers who sat for the first licensure examination and recruitment aptitude tests organised by the Ministry of Education have been described as not so good.

Speaking at press engagement session yesterday, November 20, 2018, to update the public on progresses made so far in the government’s quest to improve teacher education, Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh said, the performance of the teachers was not ‘heartwarming’

He disclosed that the matter was still in court and could therefore not say much about it, or face contempt.

Lincensure results not 'heartwarming'- Education Minister
Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh Source: Supplied
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He however promised to make the results available to public once the court procedures were over.

Meanwhile, the National Teaching Council, organisers of the teacher licensure examination, summoned by an Accra circuit court to respond to a petition filed against it to have the exams suspended.

A ranking member on the Education Committee of Parliament, Peter Nortsu-Kotoe, argued that the NTC had no clear road map to guide the conduct of the examination hence, it should have been postponed or better still halted.

However some graduate teachers who sat for the licensure exam wanted the NTC to ensure that the problems that were encountered during the exercise are not repeated in subsequent exams.

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After weeks of stiff opposition and banter with the stakeholders involved, the licensure examination introduced in September 2018 took place as a way of recruiting qualified teachers at the basic level.

Over 29,000 candidates who sat for the exams across the country, were to be employed by the government should they make the 50 percent pass mark.

Most of the candidates who participated in the exams could not hide their frustration as almost all the papers they were set to write was however leaked by an unknown individual.

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