National Services and licensure exams for trainee teachers is needless – George Opare Addo


The National Youth Organizer of the National Democratic Congress, George Opare Addo has hinted that the NDC when voted into power again in December, will scrap the national service and licensure exams introduced for teacher trainees by the ruling New patriotic party government.

George Opare Addo noted that the licensure exams being introduced for teacher trainees doesn’t make sense hence the need to scrap it.

“When you say the licensure exams is what is going to give teachers some level of respect, are we telling teachers, that did not take the licensure exams that they do not have the kind of respect that these new teachers are going to get? There are better ways of accessing people and it does not take another licensure exams by a teacher who has gone through school, passed his exams, gone through internship and has been put out there to teach, we don’t need any licensure exams to say that this teacher is more qualified to teach” he said.

“the licensure exams is just a stop-gap measure to hold back teacher employment because they restored the allowances they do not have the resources to pay them, the national service that has been introduced, every teacher that goes through the colleges of education one year before they leave schools spends another six months engaging what they call mutation programme so that they learn on the job, if that is not national service then I don’t know what national means to the NPP”.

However, the National Youth Organizer for the New Patriotic Party Henry Nana Boakye has called the claims of the NDC as needless and just mere balderdash.

By Amos Ekow Coffie  |

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