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VIDEO: High Attrition Rate: NTC’s Figure Is Inaccurate – Education Ministry1 min read

VIDEO: High Attrition Rate: NTC’s Figure Is Inaccurate – Education Ministry<span class="wtr-time-wrap after-title"><span class="wtr-time-number">1</span> min read</span>

The Registrar of the Na­tional Teaching Council, Dr Christian Addai-Poku, announced that the high attrition rate in the education sector poses a great threat towards the future of the na­tion’s education and development.

The Registrar stated that for instance, early this year a little over 16,000 Ghanaian teachers applied to the Department of Education in the UK for employment and by June 13, 2023, 10,000 of the applicants with Ghana Teacher Licenses had been certified to work in the UK without any further assessment (qualified teacher status test) by the UK government.

But the Education Ministry has debunked sharply the NTC’s figures, saying the numbers the Teaching Council published are not accurate.

According to the Deputy Public Relations Officer for the Ministry, Ernest Akosa, some of the teachers have not been in the classroom before.

Mr Akosa posited that the NPP government has improved the condition of service of teachers since 2017.

Speaking on Ama Ghana Morning Show on Time FM in Kumasi, he said some people harbour the perception that, teaching is a stepping stone in life adding that now the story has changed to the opposite.

“Now people have the passion to take up the teaching profession,” he told Kwame Koranteng.

Watch video here..