The Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG) has appealed to the National Teaching Council (NTC) to halt the increment of the Ghana teacher licensure examination (GTLE) pass mark from the current 50 per cent to 70 per cent.
In a statement shared with AcademicWeek, the Trainees Association said it has appealed to the Minister for Education and other relevant stakeholders to intervene and negotiate with the Ghana Teaching Council on the exam pass mark.
“In light of the reform in the GTLE pass mark, the leadership has appealed to the Minister for Education and relevant stakeholders to intervene and initiate a dialogue with the NTC regarding the possibility of revisiting the decision to increase the pass mark for the GTLE from 50% to 70%,” TTAG said.
The Teachers petition comes after the NTC following a reform of the Ghana teacher licensure examination said the new pass mark for the national examination for pre-service teachers from tertiary education institutions is 70 per cent.
Registrar of the Council, Christian Addai-Poku in a discussion monitored by AcademicWeek said his outfit this academic year will replace the traditional GTLE which had 50% as a pass mark with the reformed licensure examination.
“Per the policy that is yet to be finally approved, the pass mark for the reformed Ghana teacher licensure examination (GTLE) is 70 per cent. The current pass mark is 50 per cent but the one they are going to write will be 70%,” he noted.
Asked how the format for the 2023 September reformed teacher licensure examination (GTLE) will be, the Registrar of the National Council said for each subject there will be multiple choices for all the national examination questions.
“For all the subjects there will be multiple choices for all the questions excerpt for the general paper where the literacy I mean the candidate will have to express him/herself but all the others will be multiple choice questions,” Addai said.