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Call to Scrap Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination (GTLE) retrogressive – IFEST to Minority

Call to Scrap Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination (GTLE) retrogressive - IFEST to Minority

Ghana Education News | Call to scrap Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination (GTLE) retrogressive – IFEST to Minority

The Institute for Education Studies in a press release described the call by the minority for the cancellation of the Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination (GTLE) as retrogressive.

Call to Scrap Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination (GTLE) retrogressive: Position of IFEST

Why raising concerns about the pass rates chocked so far in the examination, it disagreed with the minority on the call to scrap the examination entirely. It furthered that, its research of the 2020 GTLE showed a gradual improvement is been attained in the pass rate.

“IFEST independent study on the GTLE conducted in 2020 revealed that gradually

teacher trainees have come to accept the licensing regime and hence scrapping it should not be an alternative.”

“It is therefore intriguing the consistency of the minority that, the GTLE should be

scrapped. This position was even captured in the NDC 2020 manifesto. We, however, feel that such a stance is highly uninformed and retrogressive.” The statement said.

It added that the GTLE might be faced with challenges which all assessment models face and that, providing suggestions aimed at addressing the bottlenecks bedeviling the examination would help and not the call for the GTLE to be scrapped.

IFEST as a research-oriented institute believes that an evaluation is a sure way to go and

not an arbitrary call for abolishing based on the whims and caprices of any individual or

group of people. The practice of erratic changes in educational policies which are not

scientifically informed should not be encouraged.

IFEST furthered that ” IFEST as a research-oriented institute believes that an evaluation is a sure way to go and not an arbitrary call for abolishing based on the whims and caprices of any individual or group of people. The practice of erratic changes in educational policies which are not scientifically informed should not be encouraged.

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The IFES is therefore against the call to Scrap Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination (GTLE) retrogressive and has indicated that the minority captured same in their 2020 election manifesto.

Read the full press release here: Press Release: Scraping GTLE Is Retrogressive, Not An Alternative: IFEST

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