The Public Relations Officer of the National Teaching Council, Dennis Osei-Owusu, has revealed that the teacher licensure exams scheduled to take place on 1st and 2nd October 2020 hasn’t been cancelled as the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr John Dramani Mahama is speculating.
A few days ago, the flagbearer of the NDC and other stalwarts in the NDC have alleged that the Akufo-Addo led government are beginning to plagiarize some of the policies of the NDC.
Among some of the policies found in the NDC’s manifesto that is alleged to have been plagiarized by Mahama include the consultation of government with the private school owners on the inclusion of private schools in the scheme, the discussion on the regulation of okada and the postponement of the teacher licensure exams for teacher trainees in the Teacher training colleges.
Speaking in an interview on Citi News and monitored by obcommunication.com, the PRO of the National Teachers Council (NTC) of the Ghana Education Service (GES) intimated that the said cancellation of the teacher licensure exams by Mr Mahama is a big lie and that it had been postponed to October 1st and 2nd. According to him, this is due to the changes in the timetable of continuing students of Colleges of Education.
“The licencing process or the examination has not been cancelled just that we postponed it from the original date which is 24th and 25th September to 1st and 2nd October. I don’t think whatever is in the news is true. There has not been any suspension as far as the exams are concerned. The information out there that it has been suspended indefinitely, is totally false. This is as a result of changes in the timetable of the continuing students at the colleges of education. .”
He further added that had it not been these changes, they would have finished by 25 September. According to him, they wrote a letter to the awarding institutions concerning extra time.
On Monday, 14th September 2020, the press secretary to the Minister of Education, Mr Rodney Nkrumah Boateng signed a press release that sought to clarify the alleged mischief being carried out by the flagbearer of the NDC, John Mahama.
SOURCE: ONESIPHORUS OBUOBI