The Management of the National Teaching Council (NTC) is planning to administer the 8th teacher licensure examination (GTLE) in March this year, A staff of the Teaching Council told EducationWeb.com.gh on Tuesday.
The NTC official January 4, 2022, said the first phase of the 2022 Ghana teacher licensure examination when conducted on the said month will be the 8th edition of the national teachers’ test since its commencement in September 2018.
“NTC this year has projected to administer the first phase of the 2022 edition of the Ghana teacher licensure exams (GTLE) March this year, 2021 October GTLE was the seventh and the forthcoming will the Eighth GTLE,” he stated.
He said his outfit this year is expecting to see more graduate teachers register for the upcoming national examination to enable them to be eligible to be issued an approved National Teaching Council (NTC) teachers license card to teach.
Asked when the Teaching Council will open the 2022 GTLE registration portal, the NTC staff said the reopening date and deadline for closure of the portal at the appropriate time will be made known to the general public.
In a related development, Management of the NTC as part of efforts to ensure all teachers are licensed has said it will in this academic year roll out new reforms to improve the conduct of the Ghana teacher licensure examination.
Dr Christian Addai Poku, the Registrar of the Council in a blog post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh said his outfit this year will introduce a subject bases testing and Computer bases testing (CBT) to examine proficiency of teachers.
“The reforms will include the introduction of subject and computer-based testing which will examine the proficiency of teachers in their areas of specialization as we do away with paper and pen testing currently ongoing,” Dr Addai said.
He also said the National Teaching Council will strengthen its cooperation between teachers, particularly, through their unions to ensure they get the best of deals for professional teachers and to raise standards for the teaching profession.
“NTC intend to work more closely with teacher education institutions on our regulatory functions at the initial teacher preparation level in terms of accreditation and curriculum development for teacher education institutions
We want to see our profession populated with teachers who are imbued with high professional standards and ready to deliver the highest quality education to improve learning outcomes,” the NTC Registrar said on Saturday last year.
Mr Addai Poku Christian commenting on the issuance of license cards to government teachers said the nationwide exercise in due course will start in other regions adding that 129,000 public teachers have been licensed so far.