The Minister-designate for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum during the ministerial vetting on Thursday, February 2021 said he would not advocate for the cancelation of the licensure exams.
According to him, writing of licensure exam is a way of accessing the future teachers in this country.
The then minister of education, Hon. Mathew Opoku Prempeh in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service and the National Teaching Council before the introduction of the exam assured all newly trained teachers being private or public graduates that the license certificate will be a prerequisite requirement before one gets employed with the GES.
He indicated that when he is given the nod to serve the people of Ghana as education minister, he will liaise with the GES to make sure all unemployed newly trained teachers get what they deserve.
He also touched on the issue of various stakeholders calling for schools to be closed down for the second time due to the upsurge of the pandemic cases.
The nominee stated that for now, he will not campaign for the closure of schools because there is no evidence that the schools are breeding grounds for #COVID19. He said, for now, schools are being asked to follow the protocols and to fumigate with the help of the Ghana Education Service.