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Licensing Teachers is Good -Former NALAG President

Teachers in Ghana must have  same standard like colleagues in other countries therefore a very good decision by the Education Ministry to introduce licensing examination for graduants after school.
“If one studied accounting, it does not make the person automatically an accountant after school. …same as a person cannot practice law unless he or she passes an examination of that professional body”.
According to the immediate past president of National Association of Local Government (NALAG), teachers in Ghana cannot call themselves professionals since they are not being regulated by any regulatory body.
“You cannot call yourselves professional teachers all because you have studied education in school”, Mr. Mohammed Kwaku Doku cliams.
“There should be a professional body to certify you before you can be a professional teacher either than that you are not professionals”, he stated.
Some teacher unions in the country have kicked against the Education Ministry’s new policy to introduce licensing examination for teachers after school to ensure quality trained people in the business.
Speaking on a range of issues on Kumasi-based Otec FM, the former NALAG president, former Vice president of United Cities and Local Governments of West Africa and current Executive Director of Platform for Action on Democracy and Local Governance (PADLoG) stated the policy is a good move and that teachers in the country should welcome it.
“Comparing teachers to other professionals, teachers cannot practice unlike lawyers and other professionals who are regulated”, the National Democracy Congress (NDC) parliamentary hopeful pointed out.
“It will be in their own interest to get licensed before they practice”, the former Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Asunafo North in the Brong Ahafo Region stated.
Source: Danso-Dapaah
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