7,423 teachers fail first licensure exams
The National Teaching Council (NTC) has released the results of the maiden teacher licensure examination. Out of the 28,757 teachers who wrote the examination, 21,297, representing 74 per cent, passed, while 7,472 failed.
The results of 26 candidates have also been withheld pending the completion of Investigations into their alleged involvement to examination malpractice, while 12 have had their entire results cancelled.
The results have been posted on the council’s online portal for candidates to access them from Thursday, February 28.
Details of results
Giving details of the results in an interview in Accra on Wednesday, the Executive secretary of the NTC, Dr Mrs Evelyn Owusu Oduro, asked all those who sat for the examination to check their results from the NTC online portal atwww.exams.ntc.gov.gh, using their personal identification numbers (PINs) and the serial numbers used during the registration for the examination.
“Candidates can also obtain their results at the colleges of education where they sat for the examination,” she directed.
She said even though there were failures, the outcome of the examination was encouraging, particularly co when it was the maiden edition.
Giving statistics of the results, Dr Ms Oduro said out of the 13,110 females who sat for the examination, 3,938 failed while out of the 15,647 males who wrote the exams, 3,532 failed.
She explained that those who failed would be required to join the next batch to write the examination in March this year.
She said the licensure examination had come to stay and that these without the licence would not be allowed to enter classrooms to teach, be it in public or private schools.
Dr Mrs Oduro explained that the targeted candidates were those who completed colleges of education this year or those who read Education in the various universities and colleges who were desirous of seeking employment with the GES.
The executive secretary explained that all newly trained diploma students from the various colleges of education who wanted to teach would be required to write the examination in their respective colleges.
She explained that those who were already teaching, both in public and private schools, would not be required to write the examination but would undertake a number of in-service professional training programmes to upgrade themselves to enable them to obtain the licence.
She, therefore, asked teachers already in the classroom to disregard social media reports that those already teaching would be sacked because they did not have the licence.
Source: Daily Graphic newspaper