The National Teaching Council (NTC) is asking the general public to disregard claims that the Licensure Examination for teachers has been suspended.
The exam is to be taken by all newly trained teachers from both the Colleges of Education and universities in Ghana in September this year to enable them secure jobs with the Ghana Education Service.
The candidates for the examination, including holders of Diploma in Basic Education (DBE), Bachelor of Education (BEd) or a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) are also expected to pay GH¢220 as their registration fee.
Some groups and individuals have protested against the move as well as the process. The Ghana National Association of Teachers said it was “very disappointed” with the NTC for sidelining them in issuing letters to the candidates and the amount involved.
It therefore called for the suspension of the examination.
Subsequently, there have been speculations and reports that the examination has been suspended.
But the NTC in a counter statement issued by the Public Relations Unit said: “The Council wishes to inform the general public that this statement is false and a reckless act of impersonation by unknown persons and would like to admonish all newly trained teachers, other stakeholders, media and the general public to disregard this false information.”
The Council insisted that the date for the examination has not changed and all is set to commence from the 10th to 12th of September, 2018.
“All arrangements remain the same with regards to the licensure examination. Registration is still ongoing and all prospective candidates should take note,” the statement stressed.
Source: 3news.com | Ghana