3,987 Teachers Fail Second Licensure Exams

2019-06-18
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3,987 teachers fail second licensure exams

The National Teaching Council (NTC) has released the results of this year's teacher licensure examination.

8,089 out of the 12,076 teachers who wrote the second teacher licensure examination have passed. The figure represents a 67 per cent pass, with 3,987 candidates, representing 33 per cent, failing.

Giving statistics on gender participation in the examination, Mr Addai-Poku said out of the 6,533 males who wrote the examination, 1,657 or 25 per cent failed, while 42 per cent of the 5,495 females who wrote the examination (2,305) also failed.

The results have been posted on the council's online portal for candidates to access them from Tuesday, June 18th

The acting Executive Secretary of the National Teaching Council (NTC), Mr Christian Addai-Poku, who disclosed this to the DailyGraphic, said those who failed would be required to join the next batch to write the examination in September this year.

He said all candidates who wrote the examination could check their results from the NTC online portal at www.exams.NTC.gov.gh, either by use of their personal identification numbers (PINs) assigned them during the registration or their examination index numbers.

Mr Addai-Poku explained that the targeted candidates were those who completed the colleges of education or those who read Education in the various universities and colleges and were desirous of seeking employment with the Ghana Education Service (GES).

Currently, the policy is that all newly trained diploma students from the various colleges of education who want to teach would be required to write the examination in their respective colleges or as may be directed by the NTC.

Author - Prince Serbeh (Peezee)



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