according to Mr. Sammy Gyamfi, National Communications Officer of the main opposition National Democratic Congress after passing the “obnoxious” licensure exam, many teacher training graduates “befall failed,” and many of them don’t even know why they failed.
“These qualified teachers are made to stay home without any job. Out of desperation, some are compelled to pay bribes to officials of the National Teaching Council in order to get a licence”, Mr Gyamfi alleged.
In an essay endorsing the party nominee’s recent pledge to do away with the certification test in the event that he wins the 2024 presidential contest.
During one of his travels, Mr. John Mahama declared that the exam was unnecessary.
According to Mr Gyamfi, “the marking scheme for the obnoxious licensure examination remains a mystery”, explaining: “The pass mark is whimsically and capriciously adjusted depending on the number of qualified teachers government intends to deny employment every year”. “Even worse is the fact that, some teachers who failed the obnoxious licensure exam on their first attempt but have eventually managed to pass the the exam have been denied posting and are siting home idle”, he added.
He alleged: “The reason for this injustice is simple; the failed Akufo-Addo government/Bawumia government simply does not have the financial capacity to employ all teacher trainee graduates, hence has devised a plan to use the obnoxious licensure exam to suppress the number of teachers they have to employ every year under the guise of licensing teachers.”