Conducted at 52 centres with a total of 20,181 candidates representing 10,733 males and 9,448 females, the National Teaching Council (NTC) on September 13, 2023, began administration of the maiden subject-based teacher licensure examination.
A spokesman for NTC, Dennis Osei-Owusu giving an update on the maiden examination said 14,438 of the candidates are trainees from the 46 public Colleges of Education while the remaining 9,448 of them are from various universities.
He said Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED), a centre for the exam has the highest number of candidates, recording 1,501 while Tumu College of Education centre has the least, with 58 candidates.
The Head of Public Relations of the NTC, Dennis Osei-Owusu gave the assurance that the licensure examination would be conducted based on what the candidates specialised in and so there would be no cause for alarm.
Since its introduction in September 2018, the maiden subject-based Ghana teacher licensure examination (GTLE) is the 11th edition of the national examination to issue teacher education graduates a professional license to teach.
The subject-based examination according to the National Teaching Council (NTC) means that the teacher trainees are going to be examined on their area of specialisation, unlike previously when it was a generalised examination.
According to the GTLE timetable sighted by AcademicWeek, candidates on September 13, 2023, will start the teacher examination with General Professional Knowledge and end with Multiple Subject Content/Single Subject Specialism on September 15, 2022.
NTC says the dress code for prospective candidates to sit for the Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination (GTLE) should be formal or professional. It has also barred mothers from coming to the examination hall with their babies.