70% of teachers don’t qualify to teach – Dr. Christian Addai poku


The Registrar of the National Teaching Council (NTC) Dr. Christian Addai poku has disclosed that 70% of teachers in pre-tertiary private basic schools are not qualified to teach in the classroom.

Speaking on Monday, 21st February 2022, Dr. Christian Addai poku, the Registrar of the National Teaching Council made it clear that over 30% of unprofessional teachers teach in both public and private basic schools in the country.

Dr. Christian Addai poku explained that out of the 14,000 unprofessional teachers 70% of them are in the private sector and 30% are teaching in the public basic schools in the country.

According to the Registrar of NTC, these unprofessional teachers are graduates from Junior High schools, senior high schools, and graduates from Universities who lack basic teacher training education and are therefore not qualified to be teachers in the classroom.

The National Teaching Council and the Ghana National Council of Private Schools are organizing four days training of master training who will be deployed to go out and trained unqualified teachers in the country.

This Ministry of Finance supported initiative will be the pilot training of unqualified teachers to equip them with the requisite skills on how to teach literacy and numeracy in basic schools and knowledge on professional conduct and practices.

The National Teaching Council is aimed at training over 2000 unprofessional teachers since it is the role of the teaching council to ensure the professionalism of teachers in the country is up to standard.

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