The management of the National Teaching Council NTC has officially disclosed that the enforcement of teachers Licensing law will be effective January 2023.
This implies that all teachers in the country both public and private sector will have to pose their licenses before they will be allowed to enter the classroom to teach across the country.
NTC from next year January 2023 has all it takes to prosecute any teacher in both public and private schools who enter to teach in any classroom across the country without a license and the owner of the school that employs an unlicensed teacher will be punished.
“Now, we are moving into the licensing enforcement stage and from January 2023, anybody who does not have the authorisation (licence) to teach, the NTC will deal with that person because the law is clear; you can be prosecuted for not owning a licence and teaching,” Dr. Christian Addai Opoku, Registrar of NTC
He stated that, according to section 79 of the Education Regulatory Bodies Act 2020 (1023) which state that “A person shall not knowingly or negligently employ a person as a teacher in an institution unless the teacher is registered under this Act. A person who contravenes this commits an offence and is liable to summary conviction to a fine not less than 500 penalty units and not more than 1000 penalty units or to a term of imprisonment of not less than six months and not more than one year.”
He noted that from next year, NTC will be sending inspectors to check every School and their Teachers data to see whether the poses license before they are allowed to teach.