Africa Education Watch (EduWatch) after commending the National Teaching Council (NTC) for the conduct of the Ghana teacher licensure examination has asked the Council to place a cap on the resit of the national examination.
EduWatch’s proposal comes after the Registrar of NTC, Christian Addai Poku said only 1,277 out of the 7,728 graduate teachers who sat for the 2023 licensure examination passed adding that some have sat for the GTLE for the 9th time.
“87% of Ghana teacher licensure examination resit candidates failed literacy again. Is it true some were writing for the 9th time? National Teaching Council (NTC) please, place a cap on resits now,” the Director of EduWatch said in a post.
In a discussion with the Daily Graphic newspaper, the Registrar of NTC, Dr Christian Addai Poku said the total of tertiary graduates who sat for the examination represents 16.5 per cent of the candidates who sat again for the GTLE.
“We are reforming and restructuring the Ghana teacher licensure examination (GTLE) and we will start it this year with those who have qualified to write it for the first time,” Dr Addai Poku told the Daily Graphic in the interview.
The Director of the Council said unlike the current examination where the candidates were examined in numeracy, literacy and professional skills, this time around, they would have to be examined in a specific area of speciality.
How to check teacher licensure exam results
1. Visit NTC’s results-checking portal https://exams.ntc.gov.gh
2. Enter your Personal Identification Number (PIN) and the Serial Number you used during registration for the examination.
3. After entering a correct PIN and Serial Number, Click on the Submit button to access your NTC licensure examination results and then
The National Teaching Council (NTC) says prospective candidates who participate in the national test can also obtain their teacher licensure test results at the College of Education (CoE) they sat for the teacher licensure examination