The Management of the National Teaching Council (NTC) has reportedly begun the distribution of licenses to Pre-tertiary teachers and other In-Service teachers working with the Ghana Education Service (GES).
An image sighted by Avenuegh.com on social media platforms indicates some teachers has received a license from the National Teaching Council (NTC).
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NTC License Distribution To In-Service Teachers
According to reports, some district education directorates are being issued the licenses to be distributed to their teachers and administrative staff.
Some teachers of the Shai-Osudoku District of the Greater Accra Region, who received their licenses commended the licenses, describing it as a product worth having.
About The NTC License
The distribution of the NTC License for teachers, comes after the National Teaching Council (NTC) opened registration for In-service teachers within the public and private sector to apply for the NTC License. The purpose of this registration was to introduce every teacher currently in active service to the NTC Teacher Portal Ghana(TPG) which is to serve as the platform for all continuous professional development activities and licensing.
The prior registration also provided the NTC with an updated database of all teachers in the country.
Payment For The NTC License
The National Teaching Council (NTC) at a sensitization program for In-Service teachers on teacher professionalism stated that In-Service Teachers are to pay GHC 200 for the initial NTC license and GHC 100 for renewal every two years. The Teacher Professional License once issued is valid for 2 years after which it must be renewed.
According to the NTC It is an offense to recruit teachers who has no license or retain a teacher whose license has expired.
The Teacher Unions in a statement issued on June 7, stated the Ghc100 was agreed at a stakeholders’ meeting with the Ministry of Education, the Ghana Education Service, and the National Teaching Council. The Ghc100 is to be deducted at source from the annual Professional Development Allowances
The Unions added, that the meeting concluded on a Ghc1200 Professional Development Allowance for Professional Teachers and Ghc600 for Non-Professional Teachers.