The Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, has said his outfit is adopting new strategies aimed at reducing the failure rate recorded in the teacher licensure exams.
The majority of teachers who sat for the exams in March 2021 failed at least two courses in the exams conducted by the National Teaching Council (NTC).
The National Union of Ghana Students and Teacher Trainees has expressed concerns about the failure rate in the exams.
Dr. Yaw Adutwum has thus assured that the Ministry will engage stakeholders to address the situation.
He also disclosed that he has instructed the NTC, to have a web portal where the prospective teachers will have access to practice before sitting for the main examinations.
“I had some discussions with the National Teaching Council, and also instructed that they need to have a web portal with thousands of questions for people to have the opportunity to practice because you don’t want people to walk in examinations and will not have the benefit of sample questions that they can use to prepare for the exams. So NTC has taken it up as a responsibility to make sure sample questions are available for the people.”