We’ll abolish licensure exams for graduate teachers- Mahama.
Former President John Mahama, who is the flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has reiterated his pledge to abolish the licensure examination for graduate teachers if he is elected president in the 2024 general elections.
Speaking at a town hall meeting in Wenchi in the Bono Region on the first day of his #BuildingGhanaTour, Mahama questioned the necessity for trained teachers to write another examination after completing their studies, writing their final exams, and becoming teachers before getting a license to teach.
In a response to a question from a teacher trainee at the town hall meeting, the NDC leader reiterated the party’s pledge in its 2020 People’s Manifesto to abolish the teacher licensure examination for graduates of the College of Education.
Under ‘Teacher Motivation’ in the manifesto, the NDC also announced its intention to restore the automatic employment of newly trained teachers, provide special incentives for teachers who accept postings to rural and deprived communities, increase the retention premium for teachers, train and motivate teachers and caregivers in special schools.
Mahama is on a #BuildingGhanaTour to interact with stakeholders across the country and an opportunity to connect with Ghanaians generally and the grassroots of his party, the NDC.