NTC Portfolio Assessment has been the headache of many newly qualified Ghanaian teachers and a number of these fresh graduates need assistance.
Different from the case of the teachers who graduated from the 46 public colleges of education in 2018 and 2019, the 2020 year group of these young teachers are asked to go through the national portfolio assessment in order to ascertain whether they are ready for the job they signed up for even after passing their license exams.
There is just one thing that has not been done hence the agitation among them. The truth is this; in the one year of National Service, newly qualified teachers are to undergo induction and through this, they are to make some preparations ahead of the assessment.
NTC Portfolio Assessment
The Ghana Education Service is tasked solely to take trained teachers through mandatory orientations that would brief them on what the tasks and demands ahead of them would be like in order to get them prepared.
In the current situation, GES has failed its core duty of orienting these Newly Qualified teachers on the portfolio assessment hence they all felt it is new in the system for their sake.
Since the introduction of the new curriculum by NaCCA, the grading of teachers, as well as the promotion of teachers, has become different.
For a teacher to get recruited, he/she must undertake the National Service mandatorily after writing the teacher license examination. Just after this exercise, the teacher is expected to present some documents including; a practice journal, scheme of learning, and lesson plans to show how best he/she is prepared for recruitment into the service.
Because of the failure of the employer to do the necessary orientation, a late orientation from the National TEaching Council became the issue of the day.