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High attrition rate poses danger to Ghana’s education – National Teaching Council

High attrition rate poses danger to Ghana’s education – National Teaching Council

Education, Ghana News
The Registrar of the National Teaching Council, Dr Christian Addai-Poku has announced that the high attrition rate in the nation’s education sector poses a great threat towards the future of the nation’s education and development. He then appealed to the government and all other stakeholders to put in place the right measures to curb the situation to avoid the looming danger. The Registrar stated that for instance, early this year a little over 16,000 Ghanaian teachers applied to the Department of Education in the UK for employment and by June 13th 2023, 10,000 of the applicants with Ghana Teacher Licenses had been certified to work in the UK without any further assessment (qualified teacher status test) by the UK government. Dr Addai-Poku announced this when he delivered his...
Teachers failing licensure exams a good omen – EduWatch

Teachers failing licensure exams a good omen – EduWatch

Education, Ghana News
The Executive Director of Africa Education Watch, Kofi Asare, has expressed satisfaction with the failure of the 6,451 candidates who took the 2023 Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination in May. According to Mr Asare, it is the highest since the inception of the exam, which is designed to ensure qualified teachers in Ghanaian classrooms. During an interview on Eyewitness News on Citi FM, Mr Asare highlighted the poor literacy abilities displayed in some of the scripts, particularly in English. He considered the failure to be a positive development as it prevents unfit teachers from instructing students. “I have seen some of the scripts and there is little to nothing that can be done if graduates cannot string a sentence together in English. We had about 87 per cent or...
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