The management of the National Teaching Council as part of its effort to ensure only qualified teachers are employed to teach in various public and private schools says it will April this year administer the reformed teacher licensure test.
In a post sighted by AcademicWeek, the Teaching Council said the reformed GTLE scheduled for April this year will be written mainly by candidates trained under the National Teacher Education Curriculum Framework (NTECF).
“It is expected that the results will to a large extent determine how Fidel we have been of the implementation thus far,” the Registrar of the National Teaching Council, Dr Christian Addai Poku said at a Committee meeting on the GTLE.
Preparations he said are far advanced for the management of the National Teaching Council (NTC) to implement the anticipated reforms which include Subject-Based Test (SBT) and Computer-Based Test (CBT).
“As part of the processes leading to the implementation of the reforms, the National Teaching Council has developed content areas and a table of specifications for 65 subjects,” Christian Addai noted.
Commenting on the 2022 academic year’s teacher licensure test, Mr Addai Poku said the second phase of the licensure examination was meant for re-sit candidates and those who completed their education programmes in 2021 or before.
“Due to the GTLE reforms which will be implemented this year, NTC has given three chances to candidates who are associated with the traditional GTLE (i.e., Numeracy, Literacy, and Essential Professional Skills) to redeem themselves
The 2022 Ghana teacher licensure examination II is one of the three chances, the two others will be conducted this year, 2023. After the three chances, there will be no examination for the traditional subjects in 2024 and beyond
Any candidate of the traditional GTLE who would like to write GTLE again would have to start afresh with the new GTLE dispensation in 2024 and beyond,” the Executive Director of the National Council said at the 9th GTLE meeting.
Giving statistics of the 2022 examination, the NTC Director said a total of 14,442 candidates registered and sat for the 2022 GTLE II in either one, two or all three subjects: Numeracy, Essential Literacy, and Professional Skills.
“Out of the total number of candidates, 7,743 were fresh candidates who sat for the exams for the first time while 6,699 were resit candidates,” Dr Christian Opoku told stakeholders at the 9th Ghana teacher licensure examination meeting.