To all the newly trained teachers, your success is truly inspiring for all of us. You make even the most challenging tasks look easy, our heartiest congratulations to you all for successfully writing the Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination (GTLE) under the auspices of the National Teaching Council (NTC), which was slated for 10th to 12th September, 2018.
It was not long ago when the licensure policy by the NTC seemed to be the hugest blow in your educational lives and because of that, received innumerable criticisms from various concerned stakeholders. But your prayerful cries reached the Heavens and now you have been rewarded with success.
Amidst all the stress and the long delays which characterised the examination across all centres, you stood firmly to press for victory.
Teachers and Trainees advocacy are proud of you for making history and setting the pace to suit your successors down to the ground.
We believe strongly that each one of you will emerge victorious and will soon receive licenses to operate fully as professional teachers for the year 2018 and the years to come for mother Ghana.
We say ‘ayekoo’ for exerting your believes positively and remaining firm, indeed, you deserve all the recognition as professional teachers. We are solidly behind you and will continue to render our advocatory chores in all areas you may need them.
Our outfit dearly prioritise the welfare and advocatory issues of teachers and trainees and for that matter, we wish to remind the general public how disconsolate we were and still are about the unfortunate incident of Miss Matilda Amoah ; a newly trained teacher of St Monica’s College of Education, who could have been part of the thousands of newly trained teachers who recently wrote the examination and have become our main recipients of this congratulation message. Sadly, Matilda was involved in a gory lorry accident on 9th September, 2018 at the Bekwai road and because of that could not take part of the examination.
This happened when she was reporting to her examination centre, St Monica’s College of Education, with hopes to write the licensing exam the next day.
Because of that lamentable incident, the casualty in a state of coma was rushed to the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) at Kumasi to receive an emergency treatment. It has come to the notice of our noble fraternity that the victim is still in coma, therefore we call on all and sundry to join us and pray for her to regain consciousness.
We are again pleading with various stakeholders and the general public to philanthropically make some cash donations through this mobile money number 0249557676 as we support her family in paying for her medical charges.
Finally, we will capitalise on this opportunity to commend the National Teaching Council (NTC) for the good work done and again implore the council to enhance the modalities for conducting the examination, in the hope to forestall similar challenges the council faced during the implementation of the maiden edition in the future exercise.
Antwi Karikari Patrick
Teacher Trainees’ Education Analyst +233249557676/+233502974884
Azasu Samuel Atsu
Director of Publicity-TTA (Ag) +233540549315
Cc: The Ministry of Education
The Minister of State in Charge of Tertiary Education
The Chairperson, Parliamentary Select Committee on Education The Executive Secretary, NTC
The Chairman, GES Council
The Director General, GES
The Chairperson, PRINCOF
The General Secretary, GNAT
The President, NAGRAT
The President, CCT
The General Secretary, TEWU
The National Teaching Council, NTC All College Principals
All Students’ Affairs Tutors, CoE The President, NUGS
The President, TTAG
All SRC Presidents, CoE
All Newly Trained Teachers
All Media Houses-GH