The National President of the Teacher Trainees’ Association of Ghana (TTAG) Jephthah Nana Kwame on behalf of teacher trainees appeals to the Ministry of Education and the National Teaching Council to maintain the initial 50% pass mark for the Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination.
According to him, the increase in the pass mark of Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination pass mark is another challenge confronting the Association and trainees.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Association’s 27th General Assembly held at GNAT Village Abankro-Ejusi in Ashanti region Jephthah Nana Kwame indicated that, in light of concerns raised about the recent GTLE results, which showed a significant number of mass failure, the leadership appeal that the Honorable Minister for Education intervene and initiate a dialogue with the National Teaching Council (NTC) regarding the possibility of revisiting the decision to increase the pass mark for the GTLE from 50% to 70%.
“Even though we understand the NTC’s commitment to upholding excellence in the teaching profession as mandated by the Education Act 2008 (Act 778), section 9 to improve professional standing and status of teachers and to license and register teachers in Ghana, we firmly believe that a more balanced pass mark will not only maintain the examination’s integrity but also provide deserving individuals with a fair opportunity to pursue their chosen profession.” Jephthah Nana Kwame said.
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.