NTC to award provisional license to private school and in-service teachers

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The National Teaching Council (NTC) effective 2021 will provide a provisional license to all private school teachers and in-service teachers who are not professionals, the Executive Director of GNACOPS has said.

The National Executive Director of the Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS), Mr Enoch Kwasi Gyetuah who disclosed this an interview with Georgeweb.org said the license will last for 3 years.

Mr Gyetuah noted unprofessional private school teachers within the 3 year period have to upgrade themselves and meet the requisite standards to write the Ghana teacher licensure examination (GTLE) to be professionals.

“The NTC has agreed to give a 3-year provisional license to all private school and in-service teachers who are not professionals for them to within the three year grace period upgrade themselves and sit for the teacher licensure examination”, he told Okyere Darko George.

The Executive Director furthered that the Management of GNACOPS is compiling all the necessary data through the GNACOPS volunteer Service Scheme to the National Teaching Council (NTC) for a certificate to be given to the license students and unprofessional teachers.

According to him, every unprofessional private school or in-service teacher in the country will pay an amount of GH₵ 200 for the National Teaching Council’s (NTC) provisional license which will last a maximum of 3 years.

Background

It will be recalled that the Executive Secretary of the Teaching Council (NTC) said it will soon phase out teachers without professional teaching licenses from all private schools throughout the country.

This Mr Christian Addai Poku said is to ensure that any person who teaches in a private or public school has been certified through the licensure exams.

Speaking in an interview with Luv News monitored by Georgeweb.org, the NTC Executive Secretary said his outfit is collaborating with proprietors of private schools to remove unqualified teachers on their payroll.

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