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NTC Has Written Formally to GES with Threat Over teachers Reluctancy .

NTC has written formally to GES. Picture of letter from NTC to GES

NTC Has Written Formally to GES with Threat Over teachers Reluctancy on CPD Points Generation.

 

NTC has written formally to Ghana Education Service conotationally that, there is worrisome development on the Continuous Professional Development among GES staffs. The content of the letter goes like this:

 

 

The National Teaching Council has noted with concern the snail pace at which staffs of GES are complying with the Point-based Teacher Continuous Professional Development (CPD) since the commencement of teacher registration and licensing in October 2020.

 

NTC Has Written Formally to GES

Data available to the council points at a disturbing low points built-up for majority of the teachers.

 

As you are aware, the council per its guidelines has opted to use CDP points as one of the conditions for the renewal of in-service teachers’ licence and registration.

 

 

Bases on a persons’ rank, one must obtain a minimum number of points to qualify for renewal of licence and registration. The CDP are gained by assessing NTC approved CPDs, either provided by the employer or accredited CPD providers.

 

Data available to the council indicates that, over one hundred thousand of your staffs have not accrued a single CPD point since their registration numbers were issued from October 2020 to date.

 

NTC Has Written Formally to GES

Presently, only four thousand of over three hundred thousand teachers are potentially able to meet the minimum CPD points by the end of next year.
Per the Education Regulatory Bodies Act 2020, act 1023, 67(1) “A person shall not practice as a teacher unless the person is registered as a teacher in accordance with this Act”.

 

It is also urgent to draw your attention to section 79 of the same Act which says, “A person shall not knowingly or negligently employ a person as a teacher in an institution unless the person is registered under this Act”.

 

Also, note that, teachers are expected to renew their registration within fifteen days before their specified expiry date.
The trend of your employees’ compliance to the prescription of the law is worrisome and your immediate intervention to forestall us coming to the brink of legal dilemma.

 

 

It is important that, NTC enforces the law but it is equally important that, our schools have professionally qualified teachers. This pre-emptive communication is to enable us strategize ahead of time and ensure that, no teacher is unduly affected.

 

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The council therefore calls on you as the employer of large number of teachers to strategize how you can support your staff to work continuously towards compliance.
Thank you.

NTC Has Written Formally to GES

NTC has written formally to GES. Pictur of letter from NTC to GES

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