500,000 Jobs: FG Shuns Unqualified Teachers


Courtesy NAN

The Federal Government will not consider teachers without registration certificates and TRCN licence for its 500,000 teachers’ recruitment scheme.

The Registrar/Chief Executive of Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria Prof. Josiah Ajiboye, has disclosed.

Ajiboye said this in Abuja during the 10th Education Conference organised by the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools.

President in support

He stated that already, the decision had been endorsed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The decision was also endorsed by the Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu and the Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah.

“Presently, it has been accepted by the Federal Government; the President, and ministers of education have agreed that no one again that is not qualified and is not registered with the TRCN will stand and teach in our classrooms.

No employ for unqualified and unregistered teachers

“I can assure you that no one will be employed as a teacher by the Federal Government without licence and registration certificate.

”You must be registered with the TRCN. You must carry our certificate and our licence,” Ajiboye said.

He also called on teachers in private schools to ensure they were duly registered and licensed by the TRCN.

Private school teachers, too

“Teachers in private schools are also expected to be registered and licensed by the TRCN. According to the law establishing the council we are the ones who can talk about who is a teacher in this country.

“Currently, teachers in private schools are responding to TRCN’s call for them to register. Now we are in the level of persuasion when we move beyond this level we will go to the enforcement of the law.”

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