Citing statistics of the 2023 Ghana teacher licensure examination (GTLE) resit, the Registrar of the National Teaching Council, Christian Addai-Poku says most candidates who failed the national examination were Distance education students.
“When you look at NTC data over time, at any point you will see an average of between 50% and 65% of the people who fail are distance and sandwich mode. Regular candidates tend to do better in the exam,” Dr Addai-Poku said.
The Executive Director of Africa Education Watch, Kofi Asare in a post sighted by AcademicWeek.com also said “84% of tertiary graduates who sat for the 2023 GTLE resit failed adding that 70% of the failures were distance students.”
“About 84% of graduates who sat for the 2023 licensure exam failed. About 87% of re-sit candidates failed again in Literacy. Overall, there were 14 cases of exam malpractices- impersonation and copying from mobile phones,” he said.
The EduWatch Director added that “Some of the literacy scripts I have been reviewing are very nauseating. I just can’t imagine how our classrooms would be if such calibre who cannot string a sentence together in English found their way in there without the licensure
The thought of they having graduated from the university even gives me catarrh. How did they graduate without basic literacy? The National Teaching Council (NTC) is doing a good job by sieving the best for our schools.”
In a related story, the Registrar of the National Teaching Council (NTC), Christian Addai Poku says the questions for the just-ended first phase of the 2023 Ghana teacher licensure examination (GTLE) resit were average and not difficult.
Christian Addai Poku, the Registrar of the Teaching Council in an interview monitored by AcademicWeek.com said despite the level of the 2023 GTLE resit questions majority of the candidates could not spell correctly some simple words.
“Some of the teacher licensure examination resit questions are even funny. If the GTLE resit questions are given to a serious Junior High School (JHS) student he/she can answer and pass the examination with ease,” the Registrar said.
Speaking to the Dialy Graphic newspaper, the Registrar of the Council said out of 7,728 prospective tertiary graduates who sat again for the Ghana teacher licensure examination (GTLE) last month in this academic year 1,277 passed.
The figure, the Executive Director of NTC responsible for the administration of the licensure exams said represents 16.5 per cent of the candidates who sat again for the examination, introduced to licensed teaching practitioners.