Teacher unions disagree with gov't over proposed licences

Teacher unions disagree with gov't over proposed licences

Ghana's main teacher unions have suspended ongoing discussions with government on the proposed teacher licensing regime scheduled for implementation this year as they raise concerns over job safety.

Teacher unions disagree with gov't over proposed licences

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The unions comprising the National Union of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) and the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) say government has failed to incorporate their concerns into the policy.

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Meanwhile the Ghana Education Service (GES), has said it is likely to introduce and implement a licensing regime for pre-tertiary teachers this year, per the Education Act passed in 2008, which created room for a regime that will ensure that teachers are licensed before being employed by the GES. Every graduate of a public teacher teaching college would have to undergo a compulsory one year on-the-field programme to qualify for the license.

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