NTC Is Not Interested In Laying Off Unqualified Teachers – Dr. Addai-Poku
The Registrar of the National Teaching Council (NTC) Dr. Christian Addai-Poku has mentioned that his outfit is not interested in dismissing teachers who ideally do not qualify to teach in both public or private schools in Ghana.
Speaking at the launch of Speaking at the launch of Private School Teacher Continuous Professional Development (PST-CPD), programme on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, Dr. Addai-Poku pointed out that he is not interested in laying off unqualified teachers but rather intends to undertake programmes and initiatives aimed at ensuring that the Ghanaian teacher attain the highest professional status.
Meanwhile, the Registrar further added that private school teachers who are unqualified should make hay while the sun shines and take advantage of what GNACOPS has championed so that can they find their way out of the system.
“I will urge all qualified teachers, especially in all the private schools, to apply for the teacher’s license currently going on throughout the country to do so because by law, it is the only authorization to teach currently in Ghana.” He said.
Dr. Addai-Poku also revealed that the NPP Government is working assiduously to leverage the gap between professional and unprofessional teachers in the system. He noted:
“Over the year, our education system has leveraged the readiness and availability of unprofessional teachers to deliver education in the country and the government is working hard to close the gap of qualified teachers in both private and public school,”