GTLE will be included in College Education Programs: The Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, has made suggestions that the Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination (GTLE) might be incorporated into programs at colleges of education and other institutions that provide teaching programs.
GTLE will be included in College Education
A committee has been established, according to the minister of education, to look into how WASSCE graduates are chosen and admitted to institutions that offer public teacher education.
Mr. Adutwum stated that the committee, which consists of seven members and is presided over by John Ntim Fordjour, the deputy minister of education, is charged with looking at international best practices in education and recommending to Fordjour the appropriate course of action.
Together with other criteria, the committee would assess the caliber of students admitted into institutions for teacher education based on their grade and program of specialty at senior high schools.
Members of the committee include the Dean of a Public College of Education, Prof. Samuel Atintonoo from Accra College of Education, and the Dean of a Private College of Education, Rev. Msgr. Louis Kofi Tuffour from Christ The Teacher College of Education and others.
The seven-member committee has four weeks to present its findings to Ministry of Education (MoE) leadership for the required measures to be taken, according to the Minister for Education and Member of Parliament for Bosomtwe.
The Education Minister stated that his organization is thinking about implementing admission testing as part of its endeavor to ensure that eligible WASSCE graduates are admitted into various government teacher education schools.
Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum stated to stakeholders at the press briefing on GTLE that the Ministry of Education (MoE) was considering the adoption of entrance assessments as a potential component of the selection process for teacher education admission.