Over 8,000 fail teacher licensure exams

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The government introduced the teacher licensure examination in 2018, backed by the Education Act of 2008, Act 778, with the first-ever exams taking place in September 2018.

This year also recorded an estimated number of teachers who sat for the mandatory exams. Surprisingly, a total 8,442 teachers who sat for the mandatory Licensure Examination (NTLE) in October 2020 have failed.

This statistics came out after the Public Relations Officer of the National Teaching Council (NTC), Mr Dennis Osei-Owusu issued a statement. The percentage of the failed teachers represents 30.7 per cent of the released results.

According to the NTC, 19,013 candidates, representing 69.3 per cent, passed the examination.

The release said the results of some candidates had been withheld pending investigations.

The council urged all candidates to check their results from the NTC online portal at http://exam.ntc.gov.gh by using either their PINS given during registration or their examination index numbers using their phone numbers.

“Candidates are advised to print their provisional certificates after checking their phone numbers,” the statement said.