Teacher Trainees to Be Enrolled in the National Service Scheme.
Teacher Trainees all over the Country shall soon be engaged in the National Service Scheme (NSS) as part of the Licensing Process for Teacher Trainees all over the Country to become Professional Teachers.
The purpose of enrolling them onto the NSS according to the policy document is to assist the National Teaching Council (NTC) examine their performance in the Classroom during the service,as part of the Teacher Licensing Process.
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This information is contained in a policy document which was meant to ensure that all teacher trainees acquire a licence before practising the profession.
The policy has been finalised at a stakeholders meeting in Accra.
The document put together by the Ministry of Education, National Teaching Council (NTC) with support from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), require that teacher trainees from both public and private institutions sit for proficiency examination to justify their appointment.
At a final Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) meeting yesterday almost all the colleges of education institutions and the teacher unions gave their final input to the document dubbed “Pre Tertiary Teacher Professional Development and Management Policy “for its adaptation.
Addressing participants Deputy Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adu-Twum reiterated the need for teachers to undergo a proficiency examination to ensure quality teaching and learning practice in the country’s education system.
This he explained would enable teacher trainees to acquire additional knowledge on how to improve their proficiency in the classroom to maximise learning and achievement for all pre-tertiary students.
He was confident the policy when well implemented and enforced would help increase the standard of education as well as make Ghana’s education system the hub in Africa.
The Director General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa said the policy was a regulatory framework to manage teachers into highly proficiency practitioners and a career structure based on evidence of professional development and growth of teachers.