Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria ( TRCN ) as announced that it will commence professional qualification examination for teachers who want to be recognised and qualified teachers in Nigeria coming October this year.
The Registrar of TRCN, Professor Josiah Ajiboye stated this in an interview with news men on Tuesday. Prof. Ajiboye also said that all unqualified teachers and teachers who do not pass the examination will not be allowed into the classroom after December 2017.
Prof. Ajiboye also said that the body will stop registering teachers without proper qualification as from 31st of May 2017.
"We are going to stop just normal registration of qualified teachers without examination by the end of this month. We have done advertisement in Nigeria newspapers and have sensitised teachers to this that definitely by the end of this month we will stop normal registration."
"For teachers who are not qualified the government policy is that we will no longer allow unqualified teachers to be in our classrooms at the end of 2017."
Prof. Ajiboye said the purpose of this examination is to remove all quack teachers from the classroom. Prof. Ajiboye said that they are ready for the examination and that they have offices in all the 36 state in Nigeria including Federal Capital Teretary.
When asked about the issue of unqualified teachers in private schools, he said: " We informed them that we found out that a large number of unqualified teachers are teaching in our private schools and we want a situation where this is reversed."
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