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A pressure group, calling itself Ghana Trainee Teachers (GhaTT) has issued a statement backing the decision of the Former President Mahama, to cancel the licensure examination in 2021 when re-elected as president.
To them, the issue of the licensure examination was instituted purposely to frustrate the processes leading to employment. It also sited how some trained teachers were recently denied employment pointing the issue to the licensure exams as the cause.
The letter under the caption, TRAINEE TEACHERS WELCOME PRESIDENT MAHAMA’S DECISION TO CANCEL LICENSURE EXAMS reads;
The leadership of Ghana Trainee Teachers (GhaTT) welcomes Former President Mahama’s decision to cancel licensure examination in 2021 when re-elected.
We believe the examination was instituted purposely to frustrate the processes leading to our employment.
The Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Education instituted the Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination which has witnessed massive failure so far; 14976 in all ( 7423 failed in the first ever licensure examination which was conducted in September 2018, and just yesterday 7553 were recorded to have failed in the recent examination which was conducted in September, 2019)
Painfully, these are trained teachers who have passed all college examinations and are due employment. It is unfortunate that the Ministry of Education through National Teaching Council had to conduct another examination [licensure examination] before considering their recruitment. What then is the use of the certificate they acquired in college?
Regrettably, some Trained Teachers who have successfully passed the Licensure Examination were denied employment in the recent recruitment by the Ghana Education Service.
Apparently, we appreciate President Mahama’s declaration on the cancellation of the Licensure as a huge relief to Trainee Teachers in Ghana, and pray his office to consider restoring automatic postings of teachers when re-elected.