The Registrar of the National Teaching Council Dr. Christian Addai poku has disclosed that it is not the priority of his office to lay off unqualified teachers occupying classrooms in public and private basic schools across the country.
Speaking on Wednesday 23rd February 2022, Dr. Christian Addai poku mentioned that he is not interested in laying off teachers who are not qualified to teach in Ghanaian basic schools but rather to initiate programs that will be aimed at ensuring that unqualified teachers in basic schools upgrade to the status of professional teachers.
Dr. Christian Addai poku however advises unqualified teachers in private schools to apply for the NTC license that is currently ongoing in the country as that is the only mandatory authorization for a teacher to be allowed to teach in the classroom.
The Registrar of NTC further explained that the government through the Ghana Education Service is working seriously to bridge the gap between the qualified and unqualified teachers in the pretertiary basic schools.
“Over the years our Education system has leveraged the readiness and availability of unprofessional teachers to deliver education in the country and the Government is working hard to close the gap of qualified Teachers in the country.” He said.