The National Teaching Council (NTC), by the Education Act 2008 (ACT 778), Section 9, mandated to license teachers in Ghana. It has the sole responsibility of conducting licensure examination for teachers and ensuring that the examination meets technical and professional criterion and nobility for a teacher, by valuating candidates’ abilities to practice dexterously.
The NTC, then issues a license to the candidate upon passing the Licensure Examination. This, gives the general public the assurance that the licensee has met the minimum qualification or requirements qualified to practice, at the time of the initial Licensure.
The main motive of the Licensure Examination is to enable candidates to ascertain a professional license. It is also aimed at preparing teachers to meet the demands of the National Teachers’ Standards of acquiring the minimum knowledge, skills, values and attitudes necessary to deliver effectively in various schools.
The 2021 NTC Licensure Examination will be written on, Thursday, May 6, 2021 and Friday, May 7, 2021. Literacy and Essential Professional Skills will be written the same day (6th May, 2021) and Numeracy, written on 7th May, 2021.
The following are the subjects to be written and the areas to consider studying before the D-day:
Paper 1: Essential Knowledge and Professional Practice (Professional Values and Attitudes, Professional Knowledge and Professional Practice). 60 Objective questions which is to be answered within 1 hour 15 minutes. It will be marked out of 100%.
Paper 2: Literacy (Verbal Aptitude and Essay); 30 Objectives (30 minutes, marked out of 60%), Comprehension and Composition (45 minutes, marked out of 40%).
Paper 3: Numeracy (Basic Computation); 30 Objectives (30 minutes, marked out of 60%), Written (Computation) to be answered within 45 minutes, marked out of 40%.
Points to consider during the D-day:
1. Never forget to take your acceptance form or receipt with you whenever going to sit for a paper.
2. Be at the exam center at least 30 minutes to the start of a paper.
3. Avoid taking with you any foreign material to the exam hall.
4. Remember to take along all materials necessary and acceptable to be used in the writing of the exam.
5. Pay heed to all instructions given out by Officials.
6. Avoid all forms of malpractice.
7. Don’t forget your COVID-19 protocols.
We wish you the best of luck as you go to write your Licensure Exams.
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