Organized and supervised by the National Teaching Council (NTC), the licensure examination is also aimed at building the expertise of teachers in the field of teaching and preparing them for appointments outside the country.
It covers new teachers entering the service, as well as teachers already in active service who also require a license to practice the profession successfully.
The examination is conducted in three areas — Essential Professional Skills (EPSs), Literacy, and Numeracy — after which successful candidates qualify for recruitment into the Ghana Education Service (GES) and posting.
The TVET Teachers however do not write the GTLE and hence are not licensed by the NTC.
Ghana TVET Services is the longest Agency under the Ministry of Education, about 14, 000 teachers are in the service, who are not professionals and hence are not licensed but they are teaching.
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