NTC postpones Portfolio Assessment of Newly Qualified Teachers after a meeting with TTAG

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

The National Teaching Council (NTC) has reportedly postponed the controversial Portfolio Assessment of Newly Qualified Teachers which was scheduled to commence on 4th October, 2021 until further notice.

According to the information picked by Coverghana.com.gh, the Registrar of the National Teaching Council Dr. Christian Addai-Poku has welcomed a request from the leadership of the Teacher Trainees’ Association of Ghana (TTAG) to suspend the forthcoming Portfolio Assessment of Newly Qualified Teachers until further notice.

In an update from the Leadership of the Association to its members after a meeting with the Registrar of NTC, the immediate past National President of TTAG Mr. Augustine Appiah said, he, together with some present and immediate past executives of TTAG met with the Registrar of the National Teaching Council (NTC), Dr. Christian Addai-Poku to discuss issues surrounding the Portfolio Assessment of Newly Qualified Teachers who are currently doing their one year mandatory National Service.

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Mr. Augustine Appiah said, the Association presented to Dr. Christian Addai-Poku concerns which have been raised by majority of the Newly Qualified Teachers about this whole new development and the need therefore to suspend the whole process.

“After presenting our major concerns, the Registrar acknowledged the fact that the concerns raised were genuine and, as such, the need to consider a second thought on the Portfolio Assessment and its requirements. He assured us that he would meet the management of NTC to take a decision about our request. We requested that the assessment which was meant to commence on the 4th October, 2021 should be postponed until the outcome of the meeting is communicated to us. He granted this request and made it known that until the outcome of his meeting with management is communicated, no portfolio assessor would come to any school to assess any NQT.” He explained.

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TTAG wishes to assure all Newly Qualified Teachers to remain calm as they wait for the outcome of this meeting which would be communicated very soon, hopefully by the end of the week.

The Association further said, the necessary actions would be taken after the outcome of the meeting is made known.

“We will never rest in ensuring
that the voice and the ordeals of the NQTs are heard and well attended to. Let us all stay united as we make headway to ensuring we are treated in a fair and just manner” TTAG said.

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By this new update, it is therefore important to note that, the upcoming Portfolio Assessment scheduled for Newly Qualified Teachers to begin on 4th October, 2021 has been suspended pending a meeting with the management of NTC to determine the finality on the subject matter.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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