According to Dennis Osei-Owusu, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the National Teaching Council (NTC), the high failure rate in the 2023 Teacher Licensure Examination is a “national security threat.”
According to Osei-Owusu, the high failure rate of instructors who attempted the re-sit tests is a matter for concern because it indicates that many teachers who have not yet entered the teaching profession are not qualified to be termed teachers.
This is a problem because it suggests that many teachers who are yet to enter the teaching profession are not fit to be called teachers.
Teacher licensure exams: Mass failure a ‘national security threat’ – NTC
“This is a threat to the country’s national security, and as a nation, we need to pay attention to it. Some of these educators are contributing to this piece for the first time, while others are contributing for the ninth time.
He made the statement that “we really need to pay attention to this because we are talking about teachers coming to train our future generation, so if a teacher cannot even spell his or her own name, then we have something to hand.” “We really need to pay attention to this because we are talking about teachers coming to train our future generation.”
In an interview that took place on Tuesday in Accra on Citi FM’s Eyewitness News, Mr. Osei-Owusu expressed his views.
The Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination was administered in May 2023, and a total of 6,451 teachers, or 83.5 percent, did not pass the examination.
The NTC went ahead and released the results after the teachers had written the re-sit papers. Only 1,277 of the 7,728 instructors who retook the tests were successful this time around; the total number of participants was 7,729.
Osei-Owusu added that the examinations would test candidates’ proficiency in three fundamental areas: literacy, numeracy, and key skills.
The public relations officer for the NTC noted that the candidates came not just from educational colleges but also from academic universities.
He stated, “However, I can say with absolute certainty that some of them are not qualified to be called teachers.”
He stated that the NTC is trying to improve the quality of the tests and ensure that only qualified teachers are permitted to enter the teaching profession. Those are the two primary goals of the NTC.