Over 9500 Teachers Fail 2023 Licensure Exams


The National Teaching Council (NTC) is mandated by the Education Regulatory Bodies Act 2020 (ACT 1023) to regulate the teaching profession in Ghana. 

As part of the Council’s regulatory functions, it is mandated to conduct examinations for licensing of people who desire to teach.

Out of the 20,181 teachers who sat for the 2023 Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination (GTLE) 2&3, a significant number of 9,556 representing over 30 percent have failed to meet the pass mark.

A brief of the results released by the NTC) said 10,625 teachers, representing 52.6% passed the exams.

“The National Teaching Council (NTC) is set to release the results of the 2023 Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination (GTLE) 2&3 on Thursday, December 21, 2023,” a statement signed and issued by Dennis Osei-Owusu, Head of Public Affairs of the NTC on Wednesday, December 20, 2021, said.

Total number of candidates: 20,181

Total pass: 10,625 (52.6%)

Total fail: 9,556 (47.4%)

On the processes for candidates checking their results, the council said, the results will be published on its website and candidates can access them via their unique examination pins.

“All candidates can check their results from the NTC online portal at exam.ntc.gov.gh by using either their pins given during registration or their examination index numbers using their phone numbers. Candidates are advised to print their provisional certificates after checking results.”

The purpose of the Licensing Examination is to enable qualified teachers to acquire a professional license and prepare teachers to meet the demands of the National Teachers’ Standards of possessing the minimum knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes necessary to deliver effectively in schools

However, unsuccessful candidates may register to re-sit failed papers.

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