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More Than 83.5% Fail Teacher Licensure Exam
In the May 2023 Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination, a staggering 6,481 prospective teachers attempted a resit, but unfortunately, only 1,277 managed to pass, accounting for a meagre 16.5 percent success rate. This disheartening outcome raises concerns about the competency of educators who will shape the future generation. Some candidates even attempted the examination up to nine times, indicating a lack of progress and readiness.
In an exclusive interview with GHOne TV News, Dennis Osei Owusu, the Head of Public Affairs at the National Teaching Council (NTC), expressed his deep dismay at the situation, branding it as a significant threat to national security. Owusu attributed the alarmingly high failure rate to the candidates’ lack of dedication and their inability to answer basic-level questions. He emphasised the urgent need for broader consultations among stakeholders to address this critical issue.
The results of the Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination were released on June 20, 2023, shedding light on the concerning state of teacher preparedness. Recognizing the severity of the problem, the failed candidates who have one last opportunity remaining have been advised to approach the council with their concerns and seek redress. Owusu emphasised that any teachers who believe they failed unjustly should request a remarking of their examination papers, as the council aims to ensure fairness and accuracy in the assessment process.
In response to these challenges, the National Teaching Council has implemented stringent reforms, such as the introduction of continuous professional development programs. These initiatives are designed to equip and qualify all teachers with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively educate learners. By prioritising ongoing training and development, the council aims to uplift the standards of teaching and ensure that teachers are well-prepared to fulfil their vital roles in classrooms across the nation.
How To Check Your NTC Licensure Results
The National Teaching Council (NTC) has officially released the results of the recently concluded Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination. If you are eager to check your NTC licence results, here’s a simple guide:
- Visit the official examination website of the NTC at Exams.ntc.gov.gh.
- Look for the option to check results on the website.
- Click on the “Check Results” button or link.
- You will be prompted to enter your serial number and pin. Ensure that you have these details readily available.
- Enter your serial number and pin in the provided fields.
- After entering the required information, click on the submit or check button.
- Your results will be displayed on the screen, indicating whether you have successfully obtained your NTC licence or not.
Make sure to carefully review your results and take note of any instructions or additional steps provided by the NTC regarding the next course of action. Best of luck!
What Is The National Teaching Council(NTC)?
The National Teaching Council (NTC) is an institution in Ghana responsible for the regulation, licensing, and professional development of teachers in the country. It was established by the Education Act, 2008 (Act 778) to improve the quality of teaching and learning in Ghana’s educational system.
The National Teaching Council plays a crucial role in improving the quality of education in Ghana by ensuring that teachers are well-qualified, continuously developed, and adhere to professional standards.
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