More teachers pass licensure exams

Eight thousand and eighty nine out of the 12,076 teachers who wrote the second teacher licensure examination have passed.

The figure represents a 67 per cent pass, with 3,987 candidates, representing 33 per cent, failing.

The acting Executive Secretary of the National Teaching Council (NTC), Mr Christian Addai-Poku, who disclosed this to the Daily Graphic, said those who failed would be required to join the next batch to write the examination in September this year.

Out of the 28,757 teachers who wrote the maiden examination, 21,297, representing 74 per cent, passed, while 7,472 failed.

He said all candidates who wrote the examination could check their results from the NTC online portal at, either by use of their personal identification numbers (PINs) assigned them during the registration or their examination index numbers.


Giving statistics on gender participation in the examination, Mr Addai-Poku said out of the 6,533 males who wrote the examination, 1,657 or 25 per cent failed, while 42 per cent of the 5,495 females who wrote the examination (2,305) also failed.

He explained that majority of those who sat for the second edition of the examination were mostly those who failed in the first examination.

Targeted candidates

Mr Addai-Poku explained that the targeted candidates were those who completed the colleges of education or those who read Education in the various universities and colleges and were desirous of seeking employment with the Ghana Education Service (GES).

Currently, the policy is that all newly trained diploma students from the various colleges of education who want to teach would be required to write the examination in their respective colleges or as may be directed by the NTC.

Mr Addai-Poku said those who were already teaching, both in public and private schools, would not be required to write the examination but would undertake a number of in-service professional training programmes to upgrade themselves to enable them to obtain the licence.


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