The Education Think Tank, Africa Education Watch, has tasked stakeholders in the Ghanaian education sector to ensure that alternative modes of certifying teachers do not affect the quality of teachers churned out into the system.
Speaking to Citi News, the Executive Director of Africa Education Watch, Kofi Asare, opined that stakeholders should focus on proposing options that would add value to existing structures.
“I think that a practical assessment of teachers is important. However, whatever process is adopted, whether hybrid or wholly practical, I think that the extent to which that process provides stringent quality assurance and improves the current challenges that the licensure exam is facing is a good one for me,” he said.
This comes after the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama, during his ‘Building Ghana Tour’ in the Bono Region, vowed to abolish the Teacher Licensure Exam, contending that the additional assessment for qualification for teacher trainees is unnecessary.