The Chief Executive Officer CEO of Africa Education watch Mr. Kofi Asare has expressed his joy for the commencement of the Ghana Teacher license by the National Teaching Council. “Happy to learn Teacher license Registration has commenced. This is a very important milestone on the journey to professionalize teaching. He stated on his Facebook page.
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“President Kufuor signed the law on 6th January 2009, and even though has taken much longer than anticipated to fully operationalize, synonymous with Ghanaian laws, it is heartwarming to witness Teacher Licence Registration commence today.
Between 2010 and 2012, I worked as a consultant on the Ghana Education Decentralization Project (WUSC-USAID) which was tasked to develop the institutional and operational frameworks for setting up the National Teaching Council (NTC), the National Inspectorate Board (now NaSIA), and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA), the three Autonomous Bodies that were introduced to regulate standards in the envisioned decentralized education system.
Though we delivered, it was never child’s play building consensus as some interest groups opposed the whole idea of a decentralized education framework, especially where these functions were being done in a way by the GES Teacher Education, CRDD, and Inspectorate Division; but since one could not self-regulate, they had to be ceded to an external agency within an autonomous regulatory framework.”
The CEO of Africa Education watch congratulated the NTC and his team for making teachers’ Licensure a reality. “Christian Addai-poku, congrats to your team.” Mr. Asare stated.