Unqualified teachers in Nigeria will be flushed out of the system by December 31, 2019, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) has said.
This was made known by the registrar of TRCN Prof. Segun Ajiboye, on Friday.
He stated this in Ibadan, Oyo State capital during the induction of more than 200 education graduates of the University of Ibadan.
He quacks teachers both in private and public schools will be affected by the directive, saying they would be replaced by qualified and certificated education graduates to mould sound future leaders for the country.
It would be illegal to teach in Nigeria by December 31 if you are not certified by the TRCN.
In one of our posts, we published a guide on how to register for the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria.
He said the move is to enable Nigeria’s teachers to be able to stand shoulder to shoulder with other professional groups in the knowledge-driven economy. While administering the oath of practice on the inductees, the TRCN boss stated that any teacher found wanting in the code of practice would be sanctioned.
Prof. Ajiboye disclosed that those Nigerian teachers now had a separate and unique career path with the recent approval of teachers’ career path by the National Council on Education.
He was quoted as saying, “it is worthy to stress the importance of today’s induction ceremony in line with government directives.
“The Federal Government has directed that by 31st of December 2019 all unqualified people practising the profession of teaching would be swept from the classroom and their place would be occupied by young and vibrant professional teachers like you.
“We need to appreciate the fact that education unlocks the door to modernisation but the teacher holds the key to that door.
“Teachers are the hub of any educational system and the major determinant of its quality. This is so because teachers are saddled with the responsibilities of translating educational policies into practice and programmes into actions.
“Therefore, my dear inductees you have a big role to play in changing the pendulum of affairs in your places of service.
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