The management of the National Teaching Council (NTC) says qualified in-service teachers issued the approved Ministry of Education (MoE) teacher license cards can teach in the country and also outside Ghana.
The IT officer for Teaching Council, Derrick Nii Adjei Adjei speaking in an interview monitored by AcademicWeek.com said the teacher license card issued to government school teachers is recognized by the African Federation of Teachers.
“You can teach outside Ghana with the NTC teachers license card, we have an affiliation with the African Federation of Teachers, so they know of our license and are willing to accept Ghanaian license,” the NTC official stated.
Explaining more about teaching outside Ghana with the license card, the Registrar of NTC, Addai Poku said an NTC licensed teacher who wants to teach outside Ghana will submit the pin on the card to the employer for confirmation.
“So if you go to Canada and want to teach, you just give them your teacher license card and they will log in to the NTC portal with your pin number on the card and know everything about you,” Dr Christian Addai Poku noted.
The National Teaching Council (NTC) as part of an effort to promote teacher professionalization has issued teachers’ licenses and registration numbers to qualified public school teachers across the country.
The issuance of the license card comes, after all, qualified teachers who were employed before September 1, 2018, were directed to log on to the National Teaching Council Teacher Portal Ghana (TPG) via tpg.ntc.gov.gh and register.
Qualified teachers who do not have the Education Ministry and African Federation of Teachers approved teacher license card the Registrar of NTC, Christain Addai Poku has said shall lose their right to practice as teachers in Ghana.
The phase-out of teachers who do not register at the Teacher Portal Ghana (TPG) from classrooms, Dr Christain Addai Poku said is in accordance with section 64 (I) of the Education Regulatory Bodies Act, 2020, Act 1023.