NTC Reveals Number Of Teachers Who fail licensure examinations in 2022
Dr. Christian Addai-Poku, the Registrar of the National Teaching Council has disclosed the number of teachers who failed the Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination in 2022 alone.
According to Dr. Christian Addai, 44,000 out of the 120, 000 teachers who wrote the 2022 Ghana Teacher Licensure Examinations have failed.
He said the outcome of the examinations were worrying, looking at the high failure rate of teachers who are supposed to be imparting knowledge to students in Ghana.
Dr. Addai-Poku released this when he was speaking at the 2022/23 Cohort – Leading Girls’ Learning Programme town hall meeting organized by the Institute of Teacher Education and Development (INTED).
The Leading Girls Learning program aims at improving the competencies and skills of teachers in second-cycle institutions to improve the teaching and learning outcomes in schools.
Dr. Addai-Poku said the knowledge and capacities of teachers needed to be continually developed to enable them to excel in their profession.
He stressed that the continuous professional development of teachers enables them to sharpen their skills and upgrade their teaching profession.
He indicated that out of the total population of teachers at the second cycle level, only 26 percent were female.
“Having more female teachers at the second cycle level would enable the girls in the schools to have role models they can look up to in these female teachers,” he added.
Mr. Divine Ayidzoe, Chief Director, of the Ministry of Education, said very soon an entrance examination for persons who wanted to enroll in the various Colleges of Education would be instituted.
He said with this intervention, Colleges of Education would have bright students enroll in them to enhance the teaching profession in the country.