- Federal government says unlicensed teachers across the country will face massive expulsion from March
- TRCN registrar Segun Ajiboye disclosed this when announcing the commencement of physical verification of teachers nationwide
- Ajiboye said the process will begin nationwide on Monday, March 9 and end on Tuesday, March 17, urging all teachers to enrol into TRCN's database
In a bid to checkmate the influx of unlicensed teachers into the teaching profession, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) has announced the physical verification of teachers across the country.
Segun Ajiboye, TRCN Registrar, said the first phase of the process will begin nationwide on Monday, March 9 and end on Tuesday, March 17.
Addressing journalist in Ibadan, Ajiboye said the council has put measures in place to ensure total compliance with the process, adding that the verification will not take place in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa because of the growing security threats
He also warned that unlicensed teachers must enrol into the data of the council or get booted out of the system, Premium Times reports.
Ajiboye, who lamented the uncontrollable influx of unqualified teachers, said people profiting from the profession do not have the necessary certificates. He added that President Muhammadu Buhari's dream for teachers nationwide cannot be achieved with bad specimens dominating the profession.
In its own version, The Nation reports that the TRCN team in each state will be led by a professor of or a provost of a college of education in order to bring meaningful.
The publication quoted the TRCN Registrar saying the move is to meet up with the global best practice.
“It is, therefore, considered absurd for any state to say ‘TRCN certificate will be an added advantage’; whereas that is supposed to be the number one criterion. This is the global best practice.
“There is no serious nation that allows just anybody into its classrooms to teach their children. There must be evidence of professional certification to practise as a teacher,” Ajiboye added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that teachers all over Nigeria without qualifications stipulated by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) will be shown the way to the door by the end of December 2019.
This was revealed by the registrar of TRCN, Professor Josiah Olusegun Ajiboye, on Friday, November 29, at the University of Ibadan as he was administering the oath of practice on newly inducted teachers.
Ajiboye said that the objective of the federal government for is to make future leaders of Nigerian children by improving the standard of education.
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