Important Notice To Teachers From NTC

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Purchase skilled certification or forfeit appointment — Council

The Nationwide Instructing Council (NTC) has given all in-service non-qualified lecturers as much as 2024 to get themselves skilled as lecturers, else the legislation will kick them out of the classroom.

“By 2024, if you are not a trained teacher, you cannot be allowed to practice,” the performing Director, Licensing and Registration of Teachers on the NTC, Francis Kwasi Addai, stated.

The NTC defines non-qualified in-service lecturers as individuals who’re already within the system as lecturers in each the general public and the non-public sectors however do not need instructor training certificates.

The Schooling Regulatory Our bodies Act, 2020, Act 1023 doesn’t permit anybody into the classroom to show with out a license.

In an interview with the Every day Graphic in Accra yesterday after the launch of the in-service non-qualified lecturers licensing sensitization programme, Mr Addai accordingly suggested all in-service non-qualified lecturers in each private and non-private colleges to register on the NTC portal in order that when the council began the coaching, they might take part in it to allow them to acquire short-term certificates to follow as lecturers.

The sensitization programme, which has began within the Higher Accra Area and can finish on July 21, 2022, shall be replicated within the different areas.

“We want all teachers to be trained. Just like other professionals, if you have not been trained, you cannot practise,” he acknowledged.

 

Mr Addai stated after the sensitisation, a five-week coaching programme to be held on weekends could be organised for the non-qualified in-service lecturers, after which they might be assessed after which issued with short-term certificates to practise for one yr.

These short-term certificates, he defined, have been renewable on a yearly foundation for 2 extra years.

He stated the expectation was that whereas having the short-term certificates, the lecturers would enrol in instructor training programmes to allow them to get themselves skilled to grow to be full certified lecturers to practise.

“So all non-qualified in-service teachers in both private and public schools are supposed to attend this sensitisation programme to listen to what we have. They should also register on our portal, so that we get their data on our system and go for the training when it starts,” he suggested.

Giving a background to the sensitisation programme, the Deputy Registrar on the NTC, Lawrence Sarpong, stated the NTC, because the physique mandated to license all lecturers within the nation, began the train to license lecturers in 2018.

Mr Sarpong, who was talking on behalf of the Registrar of the NTC, Dr Christian Addai-Poku, stated thus far it had efficiently licensed near 300,000 lecturers nationwide, saying the second had come to show its consideration to non-qualified lecturers to situation them with short-term certification in fulfilment of the legislation.

He stated the programme was additionally meant to gather knowledge on the variety of non-qualified lecturers within the nation.

Mr Sarpong clarified that the licensing of lecturers was one thing that was happening not solely within the nation however globally.

“Through the years, the Worldwide Federation of Instructing Regulatory Discussion board has been making an attempt its greatest to make sure that lecturers all around the world are licensed.

“In Africa, we have the Africa Federation for Teaching Regulatory Authorities, and at a conference held in Ghana recently, the focus was to license every teacher in Africa, so that when a teacher moves from one country to another, his licence will be valid to enable him to teach there,” he acknowledged

He suggested non-qualified in-service lecturers to reap the benefits of the chance being given them to get the short-term certificates, in order that they might practise with out harassment or being in breach of the legislation.

 

Supply: Adesuafie.com

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