According to the National Teaching Council (NTC) passing the license exams is a must The National Teaching Council (NTC) of the Ministry of Education has instituted a licensing exam for all prospective teachers in the country. According to the communique by the NTC, starting from the 2017/2018 academic year all prospective teachers will write a professional examination before they are recognised.
In a letter dated May 3, 2018 and signed by the Executive Secretary of the NTC, Dr. Evelyn Oduro, said: “passing the Licensure Examination is one of the conditions for the issuance of Professional Teaching License and Registration Numbers to qualified trained teachers”. The statement also noted that the first batch will write their exams on July 25, 2018.
The letter further indicated that fees and charges for the said exams will be communicated to students in due course. There was a wave of panic and confusion among the various teacher unions when the issue came to the fore last year, but the NTC insisted the move was to enforce discipline and eliminate non-performing teachers from the system, in accordance with the new Teachers Licencing Policy under the Education Act 778 (2008).