Teacher licensing law will collapse
Our business- GNAPS

The Ashanti Regional branch of the Ghana National Association of Private Schools (GNAPS) has expressed concern over the inclusion of private school teachers in the enforcement of the teacher licensing law.

They believe that extending the law to cover private schools will result in school closures. Consequently, they are calling on the National Teaching Council (NTC) to exempt private schools from this requirement.

Philip Boakye Yiadom, the Acting President of the association, stated during a conference in Kumasi that many private school teachers are Senior High School (SHS) graduates who may not have the financial means to undergo the necessary training to obtain a teacher’s license.

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Forcing them to obtain the license would be a violation of the Teacher Licensing law. He further explained that some of these SHS graduates take up teaching positions in private schools to earn money for their tertiary education and can leave without informing the school owners, even if they possess the license.

Mr. Boakye emphasized that implementing the law for private schools would severely impact the private school sector.

If school owners cannot hire licensed teachers, they may be compelled to close down their schools to avoid legal repercussions.

However, Mr. James Obeng, the Ashanti Regional Director of the NTC, stated that the enforcement of the Teacher Licensing law is already underway, and those who disregard the law will face penalties.

He emphasized that anyone teaching without the necessary authorization will be dealt with according to the law.

He urged teachers in both public and private schools to obtain the teaching license to avoid prosecution.

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