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I will cancel licensure exams

The Minister of training, has disclosed plans by means of the Akufo-Addo authorities to cancel the obligatory instructors Licensure exam, in addition to national service for instructors, precisely 9 months after Former President John Mahama, indicated he would abolish the checks, if he is elected President in the 2020 polls.

Dr. Matthew Opoku-Prempeh alias “NAPO”, had defined that the cancelation is due to the fact humans have been criticizing the authorities over the policy.

The minister stated this, in an interview with Kwaku Annan on net 2 television The Seat Programme.

The Member of Parliament (MP) from Manhyia South Constituency within the Ashanti region, who became at the display on Monday, September 21, 2020, was quoted by www.Wobeti.Com, as saying “automatic Posting of instructors with out Licensure exam and countrywide provider will be reversed”.

In keeping with him, the Akufo-Addo’s authorities has accomplished nicely with the implementation of the unfastened Senior excessive school (SHS) education, even though opponents had insisted it would now not be viable.

Dr. Opoku-Prempeh, stated former President John Mahama and the NDC, who criticized the unfastened SHS at the moment are quick of phrases to describe its advantage.

Former President John Mahama, in December final year, indicated that his authorities might abolish the licensure examination for teachers, if he is elected as President in the 2020 polls

“i will cancel licensure tests for teachers,” he stated, explaining that what became wanted become an improvement inside the great of coaching and examinations at the schools of education.

However Mr Mahama were given a brief reply from the Deputy standard Secretary of the Ghana country wide affiliation of teachers, Daniel Affadu, saying the lecturers wanted this accreditation to differentiate themselves from “faux” teachers which have flooded the device.

“We experience that in Ghana we only hear of faux attorneys being arrested, have you ever ever heard of a fake instructor? No. However sometimes those SHS graduates, who cross and educate humans even in their homes, once they defile a scholar human beings say a ‘teacher has defiled the child’.

“So we need these benchmarks to be treated especially even within the personal colleges so that the teacher could have a few importance,” he stated on the closing version of Newsfile on JoyNews on twenty eighth December 2019.

His comments got here after former President John Dramani Mahama in his fb stay interaction said his government, if elected into power, will remove the licensure examinations.

Mr Affadu, said that canceling the licensure assessments will now not be essential, but instructors would appreciate it if they were made to write down it free of charge, in preference to bearing the cost.

“Already there are discussions ongoing approximately the prices that must be charged. If it becomes free in an effort to be very exceptional,” he introduced.

Former Deputy training Minister and North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, stated licensing instructors to present them that professional credibility, has not anything to do with examinations.

He defined that the NDC, had piloted the licensure to look strictly on the realistic aspect of coaching, as opposed to one’s capability to pass an examination.

“After a two-12 months program, you’re accessed based on the sphere after that you acquire your license, that become our software, which I had thought would be persevered.”

In a facebook stay interplay on Monday, December 24, 2019, Mr Mahama, said Technical and Vocational schooling and education (TVET) could be unfastened at each stage for Ghanaians.

He stated an NDC authorities below his leadership might rescale the skills schooling beneath TVET in order that beneficiaries ought to create their personal jobs to appoint others.

Reiterating his position to study the loose SHS policy, Mr Mahama, explained that the assessment he had been speaking about supposed improving the contemporary system, however now not to abolish it.

He said an NDC government could abolish the double-music machine and assist boom the contact hours among college students and teachers via rapid-monitoring the of completion of all deserted academic structures in order that the scholars can be spread out.

Mr Mahama, said although the free SHS coverage became precise, its implementation was awful, bringing up for instance that even though it become speculated to be unfastened, parents had been attractive personal instructors for his or her wards at extra value.

“recall that it was below the NDC regime that the shift device became abolished. The birthday celebration has a tune record of doing things that others have no longer been able to do,” he said.

He stated rather than supporting to enhance touch hours between students and teachers, the government had purchased past questions to help college students revise and put together for his or her examinations.

He wondered what the scholars might be revising, in the event that they had now not already been taught.

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