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Teacher Licensure Exam slated for June 21

The National Teaching Council has fixed Sunday, summer solstice for the writing of the Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination.

Unlike the previous ones where the candidates used three days to put in writing the three papers, now around, the candidates will write all the three papers the identical day. In all, 9,027 fresh candidates and 5,521 resitters, making a complete of 14,548 candidates are going to be expected to put in writing the examination in 27 centres throughout the country

The candidates are examined in Numeracy, Literacy and Essential Professional Skills.

Change of the general public Relations Officer of the NTC, Mr Dennis Osei-Owusu in an interview in Accra with Graphic Online alerted the candidates that a number of the centres selected during the time of registration had been changed.

He said as an example, candidates who chose St Louis within the Ashanti Region, the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) and therefore the University of Cape Coast Centre, Papa food, “shall receive text messages to verify their exact centres.

“They can also visit the registration portal using their login details,” he added.In all, out of the 27 original centres, 14 of them are changed.

Mr Osei-Owusu reminded the candidates that they might not be permitted to jot down the examination at any centre apart from their assigned centres.

He explained that the change in venues was occasioned by the actual fact that SHSs originally selected as centres would need to be changed to form way for fumigation exercises.Dos and don’ts

He said the candidates would begin the primary paper, which can be Numeracy at exactly 9 am to 10.45 am, while the Essential Professional Skills would start at 11.45 am to 1 pm and therefore the last paper, Literacy would be taken from 2 pm to three.15 pm.

Outlining the dos and don’ts, he said all candidates would be required to wear face masks before, during and after each paper.

“Candidates shall follow all the Covid-19 protocols including washing of hands, use of hand sanitizers and observance of social distancing.

“Candidates shall encounter seated half-hour before the beginning of every paper,” Mr Osei-Owusu stated.

COVID-19

The examination, which was to own taken in March 2020, was postponed hitherto thanks to the outbreak of the coronavirus (Covid-19).

Mr Osei-Owusu explained that while the March edition delayed thanks to the COVID-19, the second which was normally written in September would still come off.