The Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination (GTLE) is set to undergo significant changes in the coming months. The National Teaching Council (NTC) has announced that a new reform of the GTLE will be introduced, with the first batch of exams scheduled for September 2023.
This article outlines some of the key changes that candidates can expect to encounter as part of the new GTLE reform.
1. The first Batch of the New (Reform) GTLE will be held in September 2023
2. Re-sit Candidates will have theirs in November 2023. This is the last re-sit for such candidates.
3. Only Degree and Post Graduate Diploma graduates holders are qualified to write the new (reform) GTLE.
4. The Pass Mark for the New GTLE will be 70%. This is 20% higher than the Traditional GTLE.
5. NTC has not authorized anyone to make payment of GH¢50 to Prudential Bank as registration.
6. Under the new GTLE reform, three Papers will be written. Thus,
a. General Paper which will cover Literacy and Numeracy
b. Subject Base Paper which will test candidates on their major learnt in University or College, and
c. Pedagogy Paper which test candidates on teaching methodology and teaching in general.
7. Any Diploma holder who hasn’t written the GTLE before will have to pursue a Post Graduate Diploma to qualify him/her to write the License Exams.
8. Apart from the General Paper, the other two Papers will be Objectives Test.