Saturday, 15 June

Mahama: I'll scrap needless teacher licensure exam

John Dramani Mahama

Former President and National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, John Mahama, has vowed to discontinue the teacher’s licensure examination if elected in 2024. 

Mr Mahama criticised the concept, deeming it poorly thought-through and expresses concerns about requiring students from Colleges of Education to undergo an additional test before practising.

Addressing supporters in the Bono Region, Mr Mahama questioned the necessity of subjecting students to another examination after completing their training.

He pledged that, if there are issues with training colleges, he would first eliminate the existing licensure examination. 

Subsequently, he aims to implement measures ensuring all graduates from colleges of education are considered professionals.

Highlighting his commitment to teachers, Mr Mahama emphasised his interest in their well-being and stated that this proposal aligns with his previous manifesto in 2020.