All newly trained teachers from both the Colleges of Education and universities in Ghana are to take licensure examination to enable them secure jobs with the Ghana Education Service (GES), starting September 2018. The candidates for the examination, including holders of Diploma in Basic Education (DBE), Bachelor of Education (BEd) or a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) are also expected to pay GH¢220 as their registration fee.
The examination, which will be conducted by the National Teaching Council (NTC) will take place from Monday, September 10 to Wednesday, September 12, 2018, in all Colleges of Education across the country.
However, candidates from Cambridge, Jackson, Holy Spirit, Christ the Teacher, St Ambrose, Methodist-Oda and McCoy Colleges of Education are to choose the nearest College of Education close to them to write the examination.
The NTC, the body mandated to conduct the examination published the details of the examination in the Tuesday, August 21, 2018, edition of the Daily Graphic.
The National Teaching Council is mandated by the Education Act 2008 (Act 778), Section 9 to improve professional standing and status of teachers and to license and register teachers to in Ghana.
The purpose of the Licensing Examination is to enable qualified teachers to acquire a professional license; and also attract excellent young graduates from the universities and Colleges of Education who have the required professional knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to deliver effectively in schools.