Following the unprecedented failure of teachers in the just released teachers’ licensure exam result, the Ministry of Education has instituted a committee to investigate the cause of the failure.
Speaking at the inauguration of the committee, the Minister of Education. Dr. Adutwum indicated that, there was a need to ensure that teachers preparing for the examination have prep materials for their preparation.
The Seven-Member committee will as part of its mandate investigate the poor performance of teachers who sat the licensure examination. Its recommendations will inform the MoE, NTC, and other affiliate government institutions to deal with the challenge.
“The committee is looking at the extent to which the Ghana Teacher Licensure Exam is aligned with the National Teacher Standards and other supporting policies or framework such as the pre-tertiary curriculum.”
“Dr Adutwum added that there is a need to make good assessments in regard to the quality of students being admitted into “the teacher education institutions relative to the grade and program of specialization at the senior high schools.”
Again, the committee will “look at the selection process of students going into teacher education institutions, and also look at the possibility of integrating Ghana Teacher Licensure Exams in terms of the curriculum, the assessment framework into the assessment at the institution, and then examining best practices globally and advising the minister,” the Education Minister stated.