People’s Manifesto: We’ll Abolish National Service and Teacher Licensure Exams – NDC

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Ghana strong opposition party, NDC, says it will in its next administration abolish the one year compulsory National Service and mandatory Ghana Teacher Licensure Examinations (GTLE) for graduates of the Colleges of Education should their flag bearer, John Mahama win the upcoming general elections scheduled for Dec 7.

Currently, under the Akufo-Addo administration, it is obligatory for all tertiary graduates to serve the nation for one year and mandatory for all graduates of Colleges of Education (CoE) to sit for the Teacher Licensure examination conducted by the National Teaching Council (NTC) annually.

But, the opposition National Democratic Congress in its 2020 manifesto has promised to abolish the two services which according to them are not in the interest of the graduates in the country.

The NDC party giving highlights of its 2020 manifesto promised it “Will maintain the status quo with regards to the payment of allowances for teacher and nursing trainees”

It added that it “Will also abolish the one-year compulsory National Service and the mandatory Ghana Teacher Licensure Examinations (GTLE) for graduates of the Colleges of Education”.

Ghana’s former Education Minister, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang in her remarks said the next Mahama administration will include all Private Senior High Schools in the country to the Free SHS programme.

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