Newly trained teachers on national service duty have been asked by the National Teaching Council (NTC) to do portfolio assessment even though the government’s proposed professional allowance is the fund allocated for this exercise which they are not entitled to till they are fully recruited.
This personnel has also been asked to produce lesson plans for the exercise to be successful. Meanwhile, majority of headteachers do not give the NSS persons lesson notebooks for their lesson planning.
Aside from the 2018 batch of teachers, other prior in-service teachers on the field have been awarded licenses without any licensure exams yet the National Teaching Council seeks to frustrate these poor Newly Trained Teachers the more.
The National Teaching Council Ghana has discarded licensure examinations written and is now threatening that should a Newly Qualified Teacher get below 60 percent from the scheduled assessment, he or she will be denied postings.
In a social media press statement by the leaders of the group, the NTC is advised to desist from the act. They said;
We want the whole process suspended and our licenses given to us just like it was given to in-service teachers.
We want the NTC to treat us just as they treated teachers on the field. We see this to be a deliberate attempt to render the newly trained teachers unemployed. We want the president and the minister of education to come in and help suspend this.
It will demotivate the assessment program because it’s not intended to serve the interest of teachers but some other authorities elsewhere.
The Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) are complaining of Ghana Education Service district officers not giving them the necessary orientation on what would be required of them at the end of their National Service duty which is also the induction period per the new teacher rank/grade system until they were briefed of the portfolio assessment by NTC through a Zoom meeting which could only admit 100 members.
Reference – Group leaders
George – 024 655 8124
Prince – 024 964 0016