Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination Pass Mark To Be Increased, Minister Raised Concerns

      Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination Pass Mark To Be Increased, Minister Raised Concerns

      Stakeholders have advocated for an increase in the Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination pass mark. The advocacy gathered steam at the launch of different research work into the work of the National Teaching Council (NTC) today. The launch of the research work took place at the Alisa Hotel in Accra.

      The research works

      1. An Evaluation of the Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination

      2. Quality and Trend Analysis of the Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination

      3. Teacher Professionalism and Professional Practice in Ghana

      Advocacy for increased pass mark

      The program, which was streamed live on Facebook captured the stakeholders raising the issue of the pass mark for candidates to qualify as professionals to teach. Apparently, in a response, it was disclosed that the minister of Education (not specified whether deputy or substantive) raised similar concerns.

      The Deputy Director General for TVET service, David Prah, was first to raise the issue of the pass mark at the program. He considered the 50% pass mark as synonymous to a 50% deficit of the teacher who is being licensed to teach. And advocated a 70% pass mark as the standard. He said

      See also: Summary of NTC information from online dialogue series held today 31st March 2023

      “Am happy our union leaders are here. The pass rate and the percentage for passing, I believe is a suspect and questionable. 50% for a teacher to step in a classroom, meaning that he has 50% deficit. Am a competency-based trainee, specialist. I believe you have achieved or yet to achieve. 50% deficit to enter classroom is very disastrous. We need to revise it.”

      The resource person who was, however, diplomatic indicated that the minister raised the issue earlier. And that they will have to discuss in order to know the way forward.

      Click here to watch the video of the Deputy Director General of TVET, David Prah, advocating for the GTLE pass mark

      Click here to watch the video of the resource person disclosing the input of the minister as well

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