The spokesperson of the National Teaching Council (NTC), Dennis Osei-Owusu has debunked reports that the Council has suspended the conduct of the Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination earlier scheduled for September.
The Council in a statement copied to Georgeweb.org announced it has postponed the conduct of the September 2020 Ghana teacher licensure examination to 1st and 2nd October, 2020 amid changes in the Colleges of Education timetable, it said colleges of education are their main centres.
However, there have been claims that the National Teaching Council (NTC) has been politically asked to suspend the examination, an allegation the Public Relations Officer, Dennis Osei-Owusu has denied.
“It is just a week change from the date of writing the licensure exams and the issue out there that we are suspending it is totally false. We have not suspended licensure exams and I don’t think we have any plans of suspending licensure exams now.
“There is no pressure on us to suspend it. NTC as an entity is in charge we are fully geared towards implementing our mandate as part of our mandate of professionalizing teaching in Ghana,” he told Citi News.
He also disclosed plans made by the National Teaching Council (NTC) to better the abilities of its members.
“Teachers are now going to enjoy professional allowance as a result of NTC professionalizing teaching in Ghana and, apart from that, the main thing we are looking at is that global recognition in Ghana.
“Now we collaborate with international teacher organizations, So the only thing you do is just key in the PIN of the teacher on that platform and all the details of the teacher, who is already licensed, and all the details will pop up and that person will be given the opportunity to work anywhere in the world.”.
Meanwhile, a former Education Minister and a leading member of the opposition NDC, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has said his party’s sources within the Council indicate the licensure examination will be suspended.