Minority Calls for Suspension of Licensure Exams

The minority in parliament has called for the outright suspension of Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination citing the manner and procedures involved in the conduct of the exams. Other issues have to do with the result of the just released result of the May,2021 GTLE.

This year’s result has triggered public backlash and outrage and hence the calls for its suspension will be a step in the right direction.

Read full statement below:

The minority on the GTLE has asked the GES to make the licensure an integral part of the course programme as credit hours to be earned by students towards their certification.

It demanded that automatic recruitment of teachers on completion of course of study should be re-instated so that the teachers do not stay at home unemployed and become economic burden on their parents.

“The Minority as already stated is not happy with the maltreatment being given to these young men and women and wish to empathize with them.

We feel their pains and wish to assure them that we are with them in spirit and that the end to all these unfair treatment will soon come,” a statement signed by the Ranking Member on Education, Peter Nortsu-Kotoe said.

The statement further said:” As Minority, we wish to assure all teacher-trainees that we are with them in their struggle and wish to re-assure them that an NDC government on coming into office on 7th January, 2025, will consider the one-year off campus teaching as a national service period as well as making the Licensure Examination part of the credit hours they have to obtain as they go through the course of study to graduate as teachers. These, we believe as Minority, can motivate the teachers to give of their best.”

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