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Wed July 17, 2024
Share: Licensure Examination is Good, It Shouldn’t be Cancelled – Cetag President.

The President of The Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) Prince Obeng Himah, has said that the Association considers the Teacher Licensure Examination as a good initiative and hence shouldn’t be cancelled.

This comes after former President, John Dramani Mahama, insisted that the teacher licensure examination does not make sense, therefore he will abolish it if he becomes president again. Mr Mahama wondered why students of the colleges of education write examinations throughout their stay in school, and when they are done and ready to teach, they are asked to write a license examination. The National Teaching Council (NTC), an agency under the Ministry of Education in 2018 introduced the Teacher Licensure Examination aimed at licensing teachers who teach or want to teach in public pre-tertiary schools in the country. This, according to the Ministry of Education, is in fulfillment of Section 12(4) of the Education Act, 2008 (Act 778) which states that “The programme of study for pre-tertiary teachers that lead to a license to teach shall be developed in consultation with the Council.” Mr Mahama said at a town hall meeting at Wenchi in the Bono Region on Friday, November 17 that “I spoke about the licensure exam in 2020. We will remove the licensure exam. The students write exam throughout the period they are in school and when they leave to work, you ask them to write another examination, it doesn’t make sense.”

But speaking to Accra-based Citi FM  on Monday, November 20, CETAG President Prince Obeng Himah said “In my opinion, it is something that is good and it shouldn’t be canceled.

“That is CETAG we have stated that we should implement what we agreed two years ago when we had a conference that the students wanting to enter the teaching profession should be subjected to entrance exams.”

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