In-Service teachers to pay GH¢100 as licensing fee to acquire professional license 

Licensing of Teachers in Ghana as proposed by the National Teaching Council (NTC) has become a challenging  issue to all teachers including teacher trainees across Ghana.

The proposal to write additional examination thus: licensure examination before acquiring a professional license was kicked against by many Ghanaian teachers, some teacher unions among others. According to them, there is no need to write a separate examination before being issued with the license.

In the midst of the debate, the NTC found its way to conduct the maiden licensure examination for the 2018 year batch of Teacher Trainees including others graduates teachers in September, 2018 and the subsequent once.

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In a new development, the teacher unions among many who disagreed with the NTC’s decision have finally announced that, all In-Service teachers across Ghana will be paying an mount of one-hundred Ghana cedis (GH¢100.00) each as licensing fee to acquire license as professional teachers.

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In a joint statement issued by the three Major Pre-Tertiary Teacher Unions namely, Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and the Coalition of Concerned Teacher Ghana (CCT-GH), the GH¢100.00 will be deducted at source from the professional allowance approved for every Ghanaian teacher.

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According to the statement, the decision was arrived after a negotiation between the Teacher Unions and Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, Ghana Education Service and Ministry of Finance, and subsequent approval of one thousand two hundred Ghana cedis (GH¢ I,200) professional allowance for every professional teacher, and six hundred Ghana cedis (GH¢600) for every mon-professional teacher as continuous professional development support allowance by the Ministry of Education.

In addition, the Unions also disclosed that, the license when acquired will be renewed after every three (3) years.

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The Unions have also directed its members to share the information to every Ghanaian  teacher.

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Below is a copy of the joint statement issued by the teacher unions

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