Teachers in Ghana will now pay new fees for the Teacher Licences And Renewals. This was disclosed by the NTC in a letter sighted by the ExamHall Education News portal.
According to the NTC, the new fees and charges announced by its outfit have received parliamentary approval.
It made the new cost of Licence cards, renewal of licences, and registration of teachers known via a letter to Regional Directors of Education
The National Teaching Council has therefore been authorized by the Fee and Charges (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2022 to levy teachers in Ghana to support its regulatory functions.
the New Fee Structure Announced for Teacher Licences and Renewals Approved for the NTC
The new fees as announced by the NTC are as follows.
The Teacher Licence card will now cost GH¢200.00 for all educators.
Teachers who want to renew their licence will pay a licence renewal fee of GH¢100.00 each time they are due for renewal.
The Registration of teachers with the NTC will cost GH¢ 50.00.
The letter to all regional directors reads as follows
I write to respectfully inform you that the National Teaching Council is, from this year 2023, implementing fully the fees and charges as approved by the Parliament of the Republic of Ghana.
The National Teaching Council is authorized by the Fee and Charges (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2022 to levy its clientele to support its regulatory functions.
Per the Act, the following fees and charges are incumbent upon all teachers:
1. Licence card – GH¢ 200.00
2. Renewal of licence – GH¢100.00
3. Registration of teachers – GH¢ 50.00
You are therefore requested to bring this to the attention of your employees.
In a related development, teacher unions are mounting pressure on the Ghana Education Service and the Ministry of Education to ensure that the new academic calendar to be released aligns the SHS calendar with the basic schools.
The call among other things is to ensure both teachers and learners in the second cycle schools have adequate rest periods during vacations.
Effective, 3rd October, the new academic calendar will begin and will be in line with the pre-COVID-19 calendar of the school which ends in July/August each year.