Information gathered from the camp of the immediate past president of the Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG), Augustine Appiah has it that, the portfolio assessment for Newly Qualified Teachers (NOTs) doing their National Service has been postponed.
This was revealed in a communique released on Tuesday, 28th September, 2021.
According to him, the postponement came as a result of concerns raised by NQTs over the whole new development. This was after a meeting with the Registrar of the National Teaching Council, Dr. Christian Addai-Poku.
According to the communique, Dr. Christian Addai Poku assured that he will meet management of NTC to take a decision to postpone the portfolio assessment which was to commence on 4th October, 2021 till further notice.
Mr. Addai Poku futher assured that, until the outcome of a meeting with management of NTC, no portfolio assessor will come to any school to assess any NOT.
OUTCOME OF MEETING WITH THE REGISTRAR OF THE NATIONAL TEACHING COUNCIL (NTC) On this day 28th September 2021, I together with some present and immediate past executives of TTAG met with the Registrar of the National Teaching Council (NTC), Dr. Christian Addai- Poku to discuss issues surrounding the Portfolio Assessment of Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) who are currently doing their National Service. We presented to him concerns which have been raised by majority of the NQTs about this whole new development and the need therefore to suspend the whole process. I wish to communicate the outcome of the meeting as concerns the Newly Qualified Teachers. After presenting our major concerns, the Registrar acknowledged the fact that the concerns raised were genuine and, as such, the need to consider a second thought on the Portfolio Assessment and its requirements. He assured us that he would meet the management of NTC to take a decision about our request. We requested that the assessment which was meant to commence on the 4th October, 2021 should be postponed until the outcome of the meeting is communicated to us. He granted this request and made it known that until the outcome of his meeting with management is communicated, no portfolio assessor would come to any school to assess any NQT. I wish to assure all NQTs to remain calm as we wait for the outcome of this meeting which would be communicated very soon, hopefully by the end of the week. The necessary actions would be taken after the outcome of the meeting is made known. We will never rest in ensuring that the voice and the ordeals of the NQTs are heard and well attended to. Let us all stay united as we make headway to ensuring we are treated in a fair and just manner. Augustine Appiah (Immediate Past President, TTAG)