The Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) says abolishing the licensure exams for teacher trainees is ill-fated.
John Dramani Mahama, the flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has pledged to scrap the exams.
During his ‘Building Ghana Tour ‘ in the Bono Region, Mr. Mahama explained that subjecting teacher trainees to an additional assessment for qualification is unnecessary.
However, CETAG has expressed its dissatisfaction with the proposal. According to the Association, the licensure exams play a crucial role and should not be done away with.
Prince Obeng Himah, President of CETAG, stressed the unique nature of teacher training in comparison to other professions, emphasizing the enormous influence that educators may have on whole generations, either favorably or badly.
“In my opinion, it is something that is good and it shouldn’t be cancelled. That is CETAG we have stated that we should implement what we agreed two years ago when we had a conference that the students wanting to enter the teaching profession should be subjected to entrance exams,” he told Citi News.