Management of National Teaching Council has resolved to use Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points for renewal of in-service teachers licence and registration.
According to the the Registrar of NTC Christian Addai-Poku (PhD), the Council per its guidelines, has opted to use CPD points as one of the conditions for renewal of in-service teachers licence and registration across the country.
He said, teachers are expected to renew their registration within fifteen (15) days before the specified expiry date.
NTC explained that, based on a person’s rank, one must obtained a minimum number of CPD points to quality for renewal of licence and registration. The CPD points are gained by assessing NTC approved CPDs, either provided by the employer or accredited CPD providers.
It means that, all in-service teachers are expected to build Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points through the following approved NTC programmes.
1. Mandatory programmes
2. Rank based programmes (Community of Practice)
3. Recommended Programmes
4. Portfolio building
NTC further said, per the Education Regulatory Bodies Act 2020, Act 1023, 67) “A person shall not practice as a teacher unless the person is registered as a teacher in accordance with this Act.
Also, Section 79 of the same Act says “A person shall not knowingly or negligently employ a person as a teacher in an institution unless the teacher is registered under this Act.”
The National Teaching Council (NTC) is hoping to ensuring that over three hundred thousand (300,000) teachers are potentially able to meet the minimum CPD points as outlined.