Final year students of Colleges of Education in Ashanti region have demonstrated through the principal streets of Kumasi against the "Licensure Exams" to be conducted by the National Teachers Council.
According to the students, they are not against the Licensure Exams but the process through which the exams is going to be conducted; looking at the time frame for writing the exams and the fact that they were lately informed.
They indicated that fees being charged for the examination is too high whereas no examination materials have been provided for the Licensure Exams.
"We are paying GHC220.00 for three papers which is too high and no tutorials or materials have been provided for this exams, but they are asking us to go to a website for further information which is not helpful to us" One of the demonstrators said.
The devastated students claim the core aim of the Licensure Exams is not well communicated to them; adding that they believe it is a ploy to cut down on their numbers.
The final year students are also complaining about their inclusion in the Licensure exams as it is enshrined in the policy document, page eleven that they are exempted and that it will commence with trainees doing degree in education.
The aggrieved students are demanding to be posted after writing their final external examination conducted by University of Cape Coast.