The management of the National Teaching Council (NTC) has disclosed in the teacher’s professional development framework that any teacher that will accept postings to rural or deprived areas will be given free continuous professional development training worth 10 CPD points.
The majority of teachers do not want to accept postings to rural or deprived areas making the deprived Schools lack teachers. This goes a long way to widen the gap between the town students and rural students.
To motivate and provide incentives to rural or deprived teachers or make teaching in the rural areas attractive, the management of the National Teaching Council and the Ghana Education Service has officially come out to provide continuous professional development training for all teachers in deprived communities free of charge which will attract 10 CPD points for the participating Teachers.
This mechanism is to help retain teachers in deprived areas as may be classified by the employer and the employees.
This information contained in the Teacher’s professional development framework indicated that the main purpose for the arrangements is to motivate teachers to accept postings to deprived or rural communities.
Every teacher license will be renewed every three years based on accumulated points of 75 and above made by the Teacher in the Three years but this call by the National Teaching Council to help teachers in deprived areas acquired 10 CPD points free of charge will help those teachers to accumulate their continuous professional development points faster.