Teachers without licenses cannot teach in private and public schools - NTC

Teachers without licenses cannot teach in private and public schools - NTC

The Executive Secretary of the National Teaching Council (NTC), Dr Evelyn Owusu Oduro, has said, persons not registered by the council would not be able to teach in public or private schools in the country.

She said with the coming into force of teacher licensing, it was prudent for every teacher to get registered in order to remain employed.

Speaking at the 2nd Municipal Teacher/Worker Prize-Giving of the Education Directorate of the La-Dadekotopon Municipal Assembly held at Labone in Accra, she said given the dynamic nature of education and the development of knowledge, teachers needed to access continuous professional courses.

Teachers without licenses cannot teach in private and public schools - NTC

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This she said would ensure that they were always on the cutting edge of professional knowledge in their respective disciplines ready and able to successfully respond to the needs of all learners.

Mrs Owusu Oduro said the introduction of teacher license and continuous professional development were key policies being pursued by the government through the NTC, which was aimed at improving the professional standing and status of teachers in the country.

“It is incumbent on all of us to take collective responsibility to ensure that we have qualified teachers in our educational institutions for quality education in our country,” she added.

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The Executive Secretary urged all and sundry to embrace the teacher licensing and the continuous professional development being pursued by the NTC and ensure that teachers avail themselves for the opportunities available under the scheme to improve on their professional standing.

Dr Mrs Owusu Oduro commended the government for giving the issue utmost priority, adding that this year has seen a great transformation in teacher education in Ghana with all colleges of education beginning degree programmes.

“It is believed that improving the quality of a teacher tremendously improves the quality of student learning,” she said.

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