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New GTLE Instructions and and How To Download Subject Content  Specifications for Each Subject

 

New GTLE Instructions and and How To Download Subject Content  Specifications for Each Subject

 

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Introduction

The National Teaching Council is mandated by the Education Act 2008 (Act 778), section 9 to improve professional standing and status of teachers and to license and register teachers in Ghana.

The National Teaching Council is mandated by Education Regulatory Bodies Act 2020 (ACT 1023) to regulate the teaching profession in Ghana. As part of the Council’s regulatory functions, it is mandated to conduct examinations for licensing of people who desire to teach.

The purpose of the Licensing Examination is to enable qualified teachers to acquire a professional accreditation and prepare teachers to meet the demands of the National Teachers’ Standards of possessing the minimum knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes necessary to deliver effectively in schools.

Five years after the introduction of GTLE, the Council is embarking on reform to introduce the Subject-Based Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination (SBGTLE) this year. This is a response to the need to test both the content and professional knowledge of the prospective teachers.

 

History

The Government of Ghana announced the teacher professionalization programme in 2016, with the GTLE as a capstone event for every teacher who successfully completes a college of education or a teacher training university of education. This was eight years after the Parliament of Ghana had passed the enabling legislation, ACT 778, 2008. Though the professionalization programme covers in-service teachers as well, they do not need to write the GTLE. They go through different processes to become professionals. The GTLE is a six-monthly event. It was premiered in September 2018. Since then five other such examinations have been organised by the NTC, with a candidate success rate of between 67% and 79% (the average is 73%). The last one came off in May 2021. The format of each of the three papers has remained the same. Essential Professional Skills tests the teacher in the areas of professional values and attitudes, professional knowledge and professional practice. These three areas are essentially the teaching body of knowledge the trained teacher is taught in college. It is a 1 hour and 15 minute paper of 60 multiple choice questions. Paper 2, which is Literacy Skills, tests the teacher in the areas of language comprehension, and essay writing including a 30-item multiple choice grammar test. The third paper, Numeracy Skills, tests the proficiency of the teacher in basic computation skills in the areas of algebra, statistics and probability, geometry and measurement, and number operations. Both the Literacy Skills and Numeracy Skills papers allow 30 minutes for the multiple choice test and 45 minutes for the constructed-response or written-response portions. The written-response portion of a paper has always required the candidate to answer two or more compulsory questions.

The New Format

All candidates shall write three papers which comprise the;
i. General Professional Knowledge paper.

This paper comprises numeracy, literacy, and essential professional
skills contents.

ii. Grade-level Specialism Pedagogy paper.

The pedagogies are differentiated by levels of specialisation.

That is Early Grade or Early Childhood, Primary and JHS, SHS/SHTS, and Technical Vocational Schools.

iii. Multiple Subjects Content or Single Subject Content Knowledge (subject specialism).

  1. a) Multiple Subjects Content: prospective teachers who are trained for Early Grade/Early Childhoodor Primary levels will write Multiple Subjects Content Paper for their respective
    levels since they will teach all subjects in their respective classes.
  2. b) Single Subject Specialism: prospective teachers who are trained for junior high, senior high or TVET will write one paper in their areas of specialization.

 

The Content Areas for the following Subject Areas are Available for Download

Click the link to download  https://ntc.gov.gh/gtle-content/

Pedagogy For SHS

General Knowledge In Art

Accounting

Textiles

Picture Making

Integrated Science For SHS

French

Business Management

Career Technology

Clothing And Textiles

Economics

Christian Religious Studies

Electronics

English Language For SHS

Applied Electricity

Wood Work

Technical Drawing

Social Studies For JHS

Sculpture

Maths For SHS

Maths For JHS

Multiple Subjects Content For Early Grade/Childhood

Ict For JHS

Government

Geography

Early Childhood Pedagogy

Chemistry

Building Construction

Biology

Ceramics

Social Studies For SHS

Rme

Professional General Knowledge

Physics

Pedagogy For Primary And JHS

Management In Living

Metal Work

Leatherwork

Multiple Subjects Content For Primary

History

Graphic Design

Basketry

Auto Mechanics

Agricuture Science

Music

Ict For SHS

Ghanaian Languages

Islamic Studies

Food And Nutrition

Creative Art And Design

Content Areas and Tables of Specification Prospective candidates may visit
https://ntc.gov.gh/gtle-content/ to download detailed content areas and tables of specification

 

Eligibility

  1. Eligibility for the Licensure Examination.
  2. A candidate is eligible to write SBGTLE only when he/she has a Bachelor of Education Degree or a Postgraduate Diploma in Education.
  3. Candidates with foreign degrees shall provide a certificate evaluation report from Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) to prove their eligibility.
  4. There will be no extension in the time for registration beyond the 31st of July 2023 deadline.
  5. Dress code should be formal or professional.

iii. No baby at the examination hall.

  1. A candidate shall select and write the SBGTLE in their major subject. In the case of Early Grade/Early Childhood or Primary a candidate shall select and write multiple
    subjects content.
  2. All candidates shall select and write a paper in pedagogy grade/early childhood, pedagogy in primary pedagogy in SHS/TVET).
  3. Announcement for registration of re-sit candidates for the traditional GTLE shall be made very soon

 

Ongoing Registration

The ongoing registration for the 2023 Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination (GTLE) is for fresh candidates only.

Due to the GTLE reforms, which is to be implemented this year, the Council has given three chances to candidates who have referrals in the traditional GTLE (Essential Professional
Skills, Literacy and Numeracy) to redeem themselves.

The first two chances have been utilised.

 

Re-Sit/ Remedial

Re-sit candidates will have their last chance to write GTLE in November 2023. After this chance, there will be no examination for the traditional
subjects from 2024.

Any degree holder who has referral in the traditional GTLE and wishes to write GTLE again must start afresh with the SBGTLE dispensation from 2024.

However, any diploma holder who has referrals in the traditional GTLE and wishes to write SBGTLE must first obtain a degree.

 

Conclusion

The National Teaching Council is mandated by the Education Act 2008 (Act 778), section 9 to improve professional standing and status of teachers and to license and register teachers in Ghana.

The National Teaching Council is mandated by Education Regulatory Bodies Act 2020 (ACT 1023) to regulate the teaching profession in Ghana. As part of the Council’s regulatory functions, it is mandated to conduct examinations for licensing of people who desire to teach.

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