The Nigerian Government has said that teachers who do not possess a
professional certificate of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria
(TRCN) will not be allowed to teach beyond 2017.
This was disclosed by the Registrar/Chief Executive of the Council, Professor Olusegun Ajiboye in Ibadan, Nigeria on Tuesday.
The decision is part of a three-year Ministerial Strategic Plan by
the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, to get rid of unqualified
teachers in Nigerian schools and to attempt to put an end to low scores
Professor Ajiboye also hinted that the first professional qualifying
examination of TRCN would hold at the end of September, 2017. This exam
is to “fully professionalise” teaching and ensure that those qualified
are employed and monitored by government for quality assurance.
Local news remarked that for those who want to use the normal
registration are to act before the end of May 2017, further stating that
around 1.6 million teachers are currently registered.
In a statement Ajiboye concluded, “By the end of 2017, Nigerian
children will be taught by only qualified professional teachers who can
deliver the quality education desirous for the elevation of our children
and our country.”