The government has justified the plan to privatise some public schools, as the masses no longer had trust in insisting the government-run schools.

The deputy Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, has said standards have fallen in publicly-managed schools.

Explaining the new arrangement on the Joy FM Super Morning Show [SMS] on Thursday, February 28, 2019, Dr. Adutwum said the initiative which was still at its embryonic stage, would have Non-Governmental Organizations [NGO's] with the requisite capacity and resources to partner government.

According to him, the partnership to privately-manage some selected public schools would produce excellent results as compared to those owned by private individuals and organizations.

Meanwhile, the National Teaching Council (NTC) has released the results of the maiden teacher licensure examination.

Out of the 28,757 teachers who wrote the examination, 21,287, representing 74 per cent, passed, while 7,432 failed.

Giving details of the results in an interview, yesterday, February 27, 2019, the executive secretary of the NTC, Dr Mrs Evelyn Owusu Oduro, said even though there were failures, the outcome of the examination was encouraging, particularly so when it was the maiden edition.

Mrs Oduro said out of the 13,110 females who sat for the examination, 3,938 failed while out of the 15,647 males who wrote the exams, 3,532 failed.

She explained that those who failed would be required to join the next batch to write the examination in March 2019.