Graduate teachers to pay GH¢600 for NTC Licensure Exams remarking

Dr. Christian Addai Poku, Registrar of NTC
Dr. Christian Addai Poku, Registrar of NTC

The National Teaching Council (NTC) says, any graduate teacher who failed the Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination (GTLE) but felt cheated is at liberty to apply for a remarking at an amount of six hundred Ghana cedis (GH¢600.00) per head.

According to the Council, before anyone can apply for remarking, he/she must write official letter to the Registrar of NTC requesting for the script(s) to be remarked where GH¢600.00 will be paid into NTC account as remarking fee.

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This surfaced as the leadership of the Teacher Trainees’ Association of Ghana (TTAG) met the Registrar of the National Teaching Council Dr. Christian Addai Poku (PhD) on the alleged mass failure of candidates in the March 2021 Licensure Examination.

In a statement, the Association said, “Following the release from TTAG on the mass failure of the just ended March Licensure Examination, the leadership, on Thursday 5th August, 2021, engaged the Registrar of National Teaching Council, Dr. Christian Addai Poku in Accra to ascertain the cause of the mass failure, demand  statistics and procedure for remarking, and also  appealed for another exams to be conducted as soon as possible for the victims to be recruited by GES.”

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MAJOR CAUSES OF MASS FAILURE OF NTC LICENSURE EXAMINATION 

On the cause of the mass failure, the Registrar informed the leadership that majority of those who sat for the exams were resit students and that, preparation towards the exams was inadequate.

ALLEGED LEAKAGES OF EXAMINATION PAPERS  

He further stated that there wasn’t any leakage of any of the  papers, and invigilation was tight since the victims were not allowed to sit for the papers in their various institutions. He then emphatically stated that the results were the true reflection of the performance of the students.

STATISTICS OF NTC LICENSURE EXAMINATION 

The leadership further requested for the statistics of the exams to clear the mindset of its constituents of a deliberate attempt by NTC to shortlist the number of trained teachers who will be eligible for recruitment by GES.

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In response to the request, the leadership were told that the statistics over the years have been  twisted by the media which sends negative signal about teachers. He elaborated further that the media only publish the failures and relegate the good news of the results to bring disrepute to our fraternity, therefore there would be no statistics of the exams this year.

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NTC’S POSITION ON REMARKING OF LICENSURE EXAMINATION

Dr. Christian Addai Poku further stated that whoever feels they have been cheated can challenge their results by applying for remarking. He is ready to do open remarking where the answer booklet of the applicant will be  juxtaposed to the marking scheme in the applicant’s presence, he added. He also insisted that he would invite the leadership to witness the remarking for any applicant.

HOW TO APPLY FOR NTC LICENSURE EXAMINATION REMARKING

Procedure for remarking include; writing official letter to the Registrar of NTC requesting for your scrip(s) to be  remarked where an amount of six hundred Ghana cedis (Gh600.00) will be paid into NTC account as remarking fee.

The leadership further appealed to the Registrar for the victims to be given the opportunity to redeem themselves before the portal of GES will be opened for recruitment. The Registrar assured the delegation that they are working to open the portal  in the middle of this Month (August) for the victims to redeem themselves.

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The leadership of TTAG assures all newly trained teachers who are victims to keep them updated on any news that may erupt on the matter. On this note, we urge you to prepare well as we continue to engage NTC on the issue. Your recruitment by GES is dear to our heart .

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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