First Licensure exam: 7,432 teachers fail

First Licensure exam: 7,432 teachers fail

The National Teaching Council (NTC) has released the results of the maiden teacher licensure examination.

Out of the 28,757 teachers who wrote the examination, 21,287, representing 74 per cent, passed, while 7,432 failed.

Giving details of the results in an interview, yesterday, February 27, 2019, the executive secretary of the NTC, Dr Mrs Evelyn Owusu Oduro, said even though there were failures, the outcome of the examination was encouraging, particularly so when it was the maiden edition.

First Licensure exam: 7,432 Teachers fail, 21,287 make it

Executive Secretary of the NTC, Dr Mrs Evelyn Owusu Oduro Source:
Source: UGC

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The results of 26 candidates have been withheld pending the completion of investigations into their alleged involvement in examination malpractice, while 12 have had their entire results cancelled.

Mrs Oduro said out of the 13,110 females who sat for the examination, 3,938 failed while out of the 15,647 males who wrote the exams, 3,532 failed.

She explained that those who failed would be required to join the next batch to write the examination in March 2019.

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She said the licensure examination had come to stay and that those without the licence would not be allowed to enter classrooms to teach, be it in public or private schools.

Mrs Oduro explained that the targeted candidates were those who completed colleges of education this year or those who read Education in the various universities and colleges who were desirous of seeking employment with the Ghana Education Service.

The executive secretary explained that all newly-trained diploma students from the various colleges of education who wanted to teach would be required to write the examination in their respective colleges.

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

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

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