The Executive Director of NSS, Mr. Osei Assibey Antwi has disclosed that the National Service Scheme is partnering with T-Tel for funding to make National Teaching Council NTC organize a 14-month online training for NSS personnel would give the personnel professional diploma certificate in teaching.
He said henceforth, the over 30,000 national service personnel who would be posted to teach at all educational levels, would be given at least a month’s training and was of the strong conviction that by the time they entered the classroom, they would have a professional teaching license.
“There is a law in this country which frowns on teaching without pedagogic training, we have linked up with National Teaching Council (NTC) which is developing the curriculum that would be used for the short training,” he explained.
Aside the training, he said, the NSS was partnering with T-Tel for funding to support the NTC to organize the training, adding that the NSS was arranging for funding to provide a 14-month online training that would give the personnel a professional diploma certificate in teaching.
In a speech read on his behalf, a Deputy Minister of Education, Rev. John Ntim Fordjour, said for the private sector, turnaround time was important and also abhor bureaucracies that dissipate time and resources, “so for the National Service Secretariat to introduce such a portal is commendable”.
He said the NSS has moved a step ahead as an effective public sector agency to provide the private sector the required support so that they would be in better stead to ensure a stronger collaboration that would address their needs and that of the teeming Ghanaian youth.