Last Updated on November 11, 2019 by Ope Quadri
In this guide, we’ll show you how to register as a teacher in Nigeria and be certified by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) so that you don’t lose your job by December 2019.
You need TRCN licence to teach in either public or private schools in Nigeria. Some states now require you to present your TRCN licence before you could be employed by State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).
As you may have heard the TRCN registration for 2019 closes December 31, 2019, that’s according to the Registrar of TRCN, Prof Josiah Ajiboye.
Let’s get started…
Irrespective of your academic qualifications, you still need to be certified the same way medical practitioners have their regulatory body, so also lawyer etc.
You need TRCN licence to legally teach in schools.
What is TRCN?
TRCN is an acronym for Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria. It is one of the agencies under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Education.
Functions of TRCN
Some of the functions of the Teacher Registration Council of Nigeria include:
- To ensure that teacher training institutions in Nigeria meet national and international standards.
- To equip teachers and prospective teachers with the necessary professional skills before licensing them for full professional practice.
- Conduct of professional examinations and interviews to determine teachers that are suitable for registration.
- To make sure that teachers are updated about developments in the theory and practice of the profession through the establishment of national minimum standards for and execution of Mandatory Continuing Professional Development (MCPD).
- It organises conferences, workshops and seminars for teachers in Nigeria.
- Publication of a register of qualified and licensed teachers in Nigeria.
- To enforce a professional standard in teaching.
- TRCN is also empower to prosecute in the law court of unqualified persons performing the job of teachers in contravention of the TRCN Act section 17(2).
I have M.Ed, do I still need TRCN Licence to teach?
As earlier stated, even with PhD you are required to obtain TRCN registration licence to practice as a teacher in Nigeria.
The agency is not going to issue you another qualification but will certify you to practice.
Apart from vacancies that may exist in reputable schools in Nigeria, some of the foreign schools also require that you present your certification even though you may still be required to get certified by their agency.
Today, most of the state ministry of education requires you to have TRCN licence to apply for nay available vacancies in the ministry.
How do you begin your TRCN registration 2019 in order to avoid any sort of embarrassment when the task of the agency begins enforcement by January 2020?
TRCN registration guide
Follow the guide below to make payment for trcn fee
- Step 1: Head straight to the TRCN porta at https://trcn.gov.ng/
- Step 2: By the top right-hand side of the portal, click “Generate RRR (Remita Retrieval Reference) number
- Step 3: It takes you to the remita page for you to make payment directly to the Federation Account
- Step 4: In the “Name of MDA” type “TEACHERS REGISTRATION COUNCIL OF NIGERIA”
- Step 5: In space “Name of Service/Purpose” enter registration fee” if you are only registering as a member or choose PQE if you are in for the Professional Qualifying Examination
- Step 6: Enter the amount to pay. It’s N6,000 for membership registration plus N157.50 service charge
- Step 7: Enter GIFMIS Code – (SEE TRCN GIFMIS CODE HERE) This is where you need to call TRCN Coordinator in your state or visit TRCN Office in your state
- Step 8: Enter your name, email address, and phone number plus the code provided and click “Make Payment”
- Step 9: Enter your debit Account details, the amount will be charged directly from your account number.
- Step 10: Print your payment receipt and visit TRCN branch office to complete your documentation.
Alternatively, print the details to make payment at the nearby bank.
Date of exam and certification will be communicated to you.
That’s how to make payment for TRCN registration licence in Nigeria
How to check TRCN examination result
A few months ago, the Registrar of TRCN, Prof Josiah Ajiboye, stated that deadline for registration is December 31, 2019.
Penalty for failure to register for TRCN
According to Prof Ajiboye said, “By January 2020, we are going to begin enforcement.
“We don’t want to threaten anybody. But I think to be forewarned is to be forearmed. It is better to be in the side of the law.
“People should obey the directives of the government and do that which is needful so that when the implementation starts, they won’t say they were not informed,” he said.
Already, an exam was conducted October 2019 while about 30,000 teachers registered and wrote the first batch of the 2019 Teachers Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) in June, 7 and 8, 2019 in 50 Computer Based Test (CBT) Centres across Nigeria.
TRCN Offices In Nigeria: Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria Address
Find all the offices of Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) across all the 36 states of the federation. From Lagos to Abuja, from Delta to Osogbo, find all branch offices of TRCN.
Note: Teachers, both in public and private schools irrespective of their qualifications are expected to be certified by TRCN.
38 offices of Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria
The Teachers Registration Council if Nigeria has one headquarters and 37 state branch offices including the FCT across Nigeria.
Some of the benefits of the TRCN offices nationwide are: 1) to make easy for teachers to complete their online registration; and 2) To solve issues related to TRCN online registration.
See them below all TRCN address in Nigeria:
GPE Box 369, C/O Semb HQ,
Ibekun High School,
Umuahia, Abia State.
State Coordinator: Mrs Ogbueshi Celestina Ngozi
Phone Number: 07030869747
TRCN office in Adamawa:
NO. 14G, Karewa Masakare,
Jimeta-Yola, PMB 5272,
Yola, Adamawa State.
State Coordinator: Mrs Mary Umaru Mashelia
Phone number: 08026721112
Akwa Ibom State:
No. 1 Essien Street,
Off Fire Service and By Udo Innag Street
Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
TRCN office in Anambra State
C/O Post Primary Schools Service Commission
Awka, Anambra State
State coordinator: Otikpa Rosemary
Phone number: 08037410357
Bauchi State office of TRCN
Room 48, 2nd Floor,
Federal Secretariat, Bauchi.
State coordinator: Mr Nasiru Abdul
NUT State Wing,
Erepa School road,
Yenagoa, P.O. Box 86,
TRCN office in Benue State
Federal Secretariat, Makurdi
Education resource centre Premises,
PMB 1623, Maiduguri, Borno State
State coordinator: Fati Ali
Phone number: 07031173490
Cross River State
C/O Ministry of Education Annex
Michael Ani Secretariat,
Calabar, Cross River State
State coordinator: Ashibi Noah Idang
Phone number: 08052331937
Delta State TRCN office is located at: The Federal Secretariat Complex,
TRCN Room 407, 3rd Floor, Asaba.
C/O Ministry of Education,
Abakaliki, Edo State
State coordinator: Cyriacus Ihekaire
Phoen number: 08035521408
TRCN office in Ekiti State
C/O AUD Comprehensive High School,
Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State.
State coordinator: Israel Olorunshola
Phone no: 07035599764
Inside Emotan College,
PMB 5780, Iyaro, Benin City.
Enugu State office of TRCN:
Plot A 13/D Ozubulu Street,
Independence layout, Near NTA
PMB 01779, Enugu.
Tumfure, After depot,
PO Box 1137, Gombe, Gombe State.
State coordinator: Agbu Adda-Bapyi Aboki
Phone no: 08034414991
TRCN office in Imo State:
Orlu road, Secretariat Complex,
PO Box 1783, Owerri, Imo State.
C/O NUT State Office
Gida Dubu, Dutse, Jigawa State
Coordinator: David Ali Mshella
Phone no: 08023726808
TRCN office in Kaduna State
No. 12B, Kinshsha Road,
Angwan Rimi, PO Box 3511
Kaduna, kaduna State
Plot 3, NUT Secretariat,
Gyadi-Gyadi court road,
Room 212 Complex, Katsina
Coordinator: kabir Bature
Phone no: 08035981914
Haliru Abdul Secretariat Birni Kebbi
Coordinator: Solomon Salawu
TRCN office in Kogi State:
FAREC office Complex,
GRA PO Box 566, Lokoja
Lajorin Street, beside SUBEB office
PO Box 5330, Ilorin
TRCN office in Lagos
Considering the population in Lagos with its increasing number of public and private schools, there are two branch offices of TRCN in the commercial capital city.
Lagos Office 1: NO. 17 Dr. Victor Olaiya Street,
Oke-Odo Bust Stop,
Behind Government College, Agege, Lagos State
Coordinator: Muyiwa Ojewuyi
Phone no: 08065304539
Lagos office of TRCN 2: NUT Office,
NO. 24 Coker Road,
Coordinator: Ekwuno Adaobi Amaka
Phone no: 08037004922
NO 53, Science School Road, Lafia
Coordinator: Adeka James
Phone phone: 08033709059
Bosso Road, Minna
Cordinator: Usman Sani
TRCN office in Ogun State
Coordinator: Tusuf Olufunlayo
Room 183, Federal Secretariat Complex
Phone no: 08028505497
Coordinator: Adesina Akande
Address: Alagbaka Estate
PO Box 2798, Akure Ondo State
TRCN branch office in Osun State
C/O Nigeria Union of teacher (NUT)
Osun State Wing Office, Osogbo
Iwo-Ibadan road, P.M.B 4392
Osogbo, Osun State
Coordinator: Aranmoloso Taiwo
Oyo state office of TRCN
Coordinator: Ruth Adeoye
Emmanuel Alayande Libarary and resource centre
Samonda, Ibadan, Oyo State
Phone no: 08066491601
No 53, Yakubu Gown Way
Coordinator: Kabir Mohammad
TRCN office in River State:
Senior Secondary School Board
2-6 Emekuku Street
D/Line Port Harcourt
Ndubuisi George Eze (08038761888)
Block 4 PMB 2281, Sokoto.
Sarauniya Elizabeth Shafa (08036582021)
NO 34 Donga Road,
Yobe State office of TRCM
Within Government Girls College,
Coordinator: Bulus Auta
Zamfara College of Arts and Science
Yahaya Secretariat, Gusau
TRCN office in Abuja (FCT)
Department of Policy and Implementation (DPI) office
Asheik Jarma street
Opp Government Day Junior Sec. Sch, Jabi
Mike Akhigbe Way, After Chida Hotel, Abuja
Coordinator: Victor Menegbe
Phone nos: 08037860322
Note: The above address and contact person is subject to change, when you are in doubt, kindly contact the head office in Abuja at 12 Oda Cres, Wuse, Abuja 0905 446 8360