The Founding President and CEO at IMANI, Mr. Franklin Cudjoe suggests that licensure exams should be maintained to sieve the growing ‘chaff’ from the limited good lot.
Mr. Franklin Cudjoe in a public post did not support the solution John Dramani Mahama ought to implement if he wins the 2024 general election.
He (Franklin Cudjoe) called for a thorough check of the quality of instruction and practical training in many Ghanaian Senior High Schools and Colleges of Education.
According to him, concerned bodies including the government need to fix the eating problems in the education system, “which means extensively reviewing teaching, learning methods, and models.
Franklin Cudjoe’s words read
On Licensure Exams..
Frankly, with the type of answers prospective teachers provided in the recent licensure exams (LE), I’d be wary of cancelling an entry barrier like that which should temporarily sieve the growing ‘chaff’ from the limited good lot. It seems to me the problem has to do with the very poor quality of instruction, and practical training given in many of our SHS and Training Colleges.
We need to fix these problems, which means extensively reviewing teaching, learning methods, and models. When we are satisfied with the level of outcomes, I’d think replacing LE with a continuous professional development programme requiring some form of aptitude and quantitative test will help.
A concerned citizen queried him for an explanation. His question read: So why can’t we fix the problems and cancel the licensure exam?
Replying, he said “Fixing this level of decadence takes time. JM’s call to review Free SHS is the important first step. I’d even go back to fixing pre-SHS.”