The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will only register teachers after internship programmes.
This will be a departure from the current situation where it is not mandatory for teachers to undertake internship programmes before being registered.
“The Commission is proposing that the internship programme be a prerequisite for teacher registration,” reads a draft proposal by TSC for the sessional paper on Education Reforms 2019.
It goes on: “Graduate teachers to be issued with teaching certificate and registration certificate after the successful completion of the internship programme at assigned school.”
The latest development aims at taming tutors who abandon teaching on graduation only to turn up during recruitment exercises.
Members of National Assembly’s Education Committee recently in a meeting TSC raised concerns over teachers who were only appearing during interviews.