Former President John Dramani Mahama, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, has announced plans to eliminate the teacher licensure exams if he assumes the presidency again. Speaking during his “Building Ghana Tour” in Wenchi, Bono Region, Mahama criticized the teacher certification program, deeming it unnecessary due to existing exam requirements throughout teachers’ training.
He assured the abolition of what he described as burdensome licensure exams for teacher trainees and pledged to reinstate automatic employment for graduates. Mahama affirmed that under his leadership, no teacher trainee graduate would face denial of posting or employment.
Expressing dissatisfaction with the current system, Mahama highlighted the redundancy of these licensure exams, vowing to cancel them should he be re-elected.
The “Building Ghana Tour” serves as Mahama’s platform to engage with citizens, offering hope and outlining his vision ahead of the 2024 elections. He emphasizes the necessity of national unity and collective efforts to achieve positive transformation and build a stronger Ghana.