The National Executive director of the Private schools’ council (GNACOPS), Mr. Enoch Gyetuah has allayed the fears of private school owners regarding the May 2021 deadline for employing licensed teachers as indicated by NaSIA.
(GNACOPS) used the opportunity to urge owners of pre-tertiary private schools to disregard the May 2021 deadline which indicated that from May 2021, only NTC licensed teachers can be recruited to teach in private schools.
His counter directive is in response to an interview granted by the Executive Director of the NaSIA, Dr. Haggar Hilda Ampadu.
In the said interview, she said NaSIA has instructed private schools to employ only licensed teachers effective May 2021 recruit.
“By our standards, to have licensed teachers is a requirement, and we were waiting on NTC to tell us when we can enforce that. By the letter they gave us to dispatch to all private schools, which we have, they are telling us that the time to enforce is now,” the NaSIA Executive Director told B&FT.
She furthered that her outfit would sanction private schools that act ultra vires the directive.
In an interview, the (GNACOPS) boss, Mr. Enoch Gyetuah, indicated that the deadline should be ignored by all private school owners.
According to him, the deadline given by NaSIA has not been agreed on by stakeholders.
“The participatory certificate jointly issued by NTC and GNACOPS is acceptable and legitimate since it provides the preparatory grounds for private school teachers who desire to take teacher professionalism continuous programs as one of the basic requirements for any profession.”
He challenged private schools to be strategic, structure their services to ensure they become competitive so that they can position themselves to deliver quality education to their target markets.