The Chief Director of the Ministry of Education (MoE) Mr. Divine Yao Ayidzoe says licensure exam data shows that, most trained teachers cannot write a single sentence.
He emphatically said, the licensure exam data shows that trained teachers who have written Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), and undergone scrutiny at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) and University of Education (UEW) cannot write a single sentence.
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Divine Ayidzoe who bemoaned the authenticity of licensure exams has however question how such teachers are going to teach in the classroom.
Discussing the topic “The need for Entrance exams” on television, Mr. Divine Ayidzoe disclosed that the quality of teachers per statistics from the written licensure exams so far indicates that teacher quality is at stake.
According to him, records have proven what he said hence a great step must be taken to revamp the chalk and talk fraternity since the said teachers will nurture the young generation.
“If we are talking about teacher quality, I think it is time. Even the licensure exam data shows that trained teachers who have written BECE, WASSCE, and undergone scrutiny at UCC and UEW cannot write a single sentence. How are they going to teach?”
The Ministry of Education (MoE) strongly believes that the reintroduction of entrance exams as they used to do in the past is the best yardstick to measure the quality of persons willing and interested to pursue their career as professional Teachers.