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10,000 Teachers relocate to UK to work in 2023 — NTC

10,000 Teachers relocate to UK to work in 2023 — NTC

The Registrar of the National Teaching Council (NTC), Dr Christian Addai-Poku, has stated that the high attrition rate of teachers poses a great threat to the future of the nation’s education sector.

The registrar stated that, for instance, earlier this year, a little over 16,000 Ghanaian teachers had applied to the Department of Education in the United Kingdom (UK) for employment and by June 13, 10,000 of the applicants with Ghana Teacher Licences had been certified to work in the UK.

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He said the teachers were offered placements without any further assessment for qualified teacher status test by the UK government.

In an address at the opening of a two-day symposium in Takoradi, Dr Addai-Poku appealed to the government and all other stakeholders to put in place the right measures to curb the situation to avoid the looming danger.

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He then appealed to the government and all other stakeholders to put in place the right measures to curb the situation to avoid the looming danger.

Dr Addai-Poku announced this when he delivered his welcome address during the first day of a two-day symposium that preceded this year’s Ghana Teacher Prize scheduled to take place on Thursday at Takoradi in the Western Region.

The symposium brought together education practitioners, academics and policymakers to discuss topical issues, created a major platform for various agencies to engage participants on important policy issues and also offered a stage for schools to exhibit some innovations emanating from their schools.

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It further provided a forum for the shortlisted award winners to showcase some of the things they did differently to merit this national recognition as well as a deep dive into the theme of the year’s World Teachers Day celebration.

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