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Ferdinand | EducationGhana | November 24 | CETAG Opposes Proposal to Abolish Licensure Exams for Teacher Trainees

The Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) expresses opposition to John Mahama’s proposal to abolish licensure exams for teacher trainees, emphasizing the exams’ importance in ensuring the competence and quality of future teaching professionals.

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Accra, Ghana The Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) has voiced its opposition to a proposal by John Mahama, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), to abolish licensure exams for teacher trainees. The association contends that these exams are crucial in ensuring the competence and quality of future teaching professionals.

 

John Mahama’s Proposal

During his ‘Building Ghana Tour’ in the Bono Region, John Mahama pledged to abolish licensure exams for teacher trainees, arguing that subjecting them to additional assessments for qualification is unnecessary.

CETAG’s Opposition

Contrary to Mahama’s stance, CETAG maintains that licensure exams play a crucial role in assessing the competence of teacher trainees and should not be done away with.

Significance of Licensure Exams

CETAG emphasizes the importance of licensure exams in ensuring the competence and quality of future teaching professionals. The association views these exams as a necessary step in upholding standards in the teaching profession.

 


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Distinct Nature of Teacher Training

CETAG President, Prince Obeng Himah, highlights the unique nature of teacher training compared to other professions. He underscores the profound impact that educators can have on entire generations, emphasizing the need for thorough assessments.

Implementation of Agreed Measures

President Himah calls for the implementation of measures agreed upon two years ago during a conference, suggesting that students entering the teaching profession should be subjected to entrance exams.

 

As the debate over the abolition of licensure exams for teacher trainees continues, CETAG stands firm in its opposition, emphasizing the exams’ importance in maintaining standards and ensuring the competence of future educators. The association’s position highlights the ongoing discussions and considerations surrounding educational policies in Ghana.

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