The Registrar of the National Teaching Council (NTC), Dr. Christian Addai-Poku, has said that Ghanaian teachers are certified to work abroad.
This development marks a remarkable achievement for Ghana’s education sector, positioning it alongside other African nations; South Africa, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe, whose teaching license frameworks have been deemed comparable to the stringent standards upheld by the United Kingdom (UK).
Dr. Addai-Poku shed light on the rigorous evaluation process conducted by a delegation from the UK to assess the professionalism and quality of Ghana’s teaching license system. The visit served as a testament to the dedication and commitment of the NTC towards ensuring excellence in teacher certification and professional development.
The recognition of Ghana’s teaching license system by the UK holds significant implications for educators in Ghana and the other aforementioned African countries. Teachers who hold valid licenses from these nations are now eligible to explore teaching opportunities in the UK, further facilitating international exchange and collaboration in the field of education.
Furthermore, Dr. Addai-Poku emphasized Ghana’s emerging role as a leader in educational innovation and best practices. Notably, he highlighted the growing interest from other countries seeking to learn from Ghana’s experiences in developing and implementing effective teaching license systems. This recognition underscores Ghana’s commitment to continuous improvement and its willingness to share knowledge and expertise with the global community.
Despite facing challenges and obstacles along the way, Ghana’s progress in establishing a robust teaching license system serves as a testament to the dedication and resilience of its educators and policymakers. Dr. Addai-Poku expressed optimism about the future of education in Ghana, urging stakeholders to uphold the high standards set by the NTC to ensure quality teaching and learning outcomes for generations to come.
The international recognition of Ghana’s teaching license system is a significant milestone that reaffirms the nation’s commitment to excellence in education. By fostering collaboration and sharing best practices on a global scale, Ghana is poised to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of education not only within its borders but also across the African continent and beyond.