The registration of Ghana Teacher Licensure exams has ended but most graduates who pursued various forms of “education related” courses in the Universities were not able to register. The National Teaching Council is mandated by the Education Act 2008 (Act 778), Section 9 to improve the professional standing and status of teachers and to license and register teachers in Ghana.
With this constitutional backing, the NTC has decided that teachers must write exams (Essential Skills, Numeracy and Literacy) before teachers with educational backgrounds would be recognised as professionals after they pass successfully.
To write this exams, one has to purchase a Gh¢220.00 voucher from GCB Bank to have access to a unique serial number/PIN code for registration. But upon observations on a number of social media platforms, most people after buying their voucher form could not go through with their registration because their respective institutions could not furnish NTC with the index numbers of their past students on time. Many graduates have therefore wasted the said amount (Gh¢220.00). And shockingly, the same voucher cannot be used for the next registration. The question then comes in that; can’t NTC take these particulars of graduates ahead of time? Way before the registration and exams date draw closer?
Will this be the normal trend of frustrations that NTC would allow graduates to go through annually?
The future will hold answers to these questions.
C. A. Asante.