Posted by News Express | 30 November 2019 | 1,143 times
The federal government has directed that all unqualified teachers should be flushed out of Nigeria classrooms by December 31, 2019.
The Registrar of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Prof. Segun Ajiboye revealed this while inducting over 200 education graduates of the University of Ibadan.
According to him, the decision is aimed at throwing out the quacks teaching Nigerian children and replacing them with qualified, certificated education graduates who would mould sound future leaders for the country.
The TRCN registrar emphasised that teachers must stand shoulder to shoulder with other professional groups in the knowledge driven economy.
While administering the Oath of Practice on the inductees, Ajiboye reiterated that any teacher found wanting in the code of practice would be sanctioned.
He also said that Nigerian teachers now had a separate and unique career path with the recent approval of Teachers’ Career Path by the National Council on Education.
“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 key to modernization, but the teacher holds the key to that door. They are the hub of any educational system and the major determinant of its quality.
“This is so because the teacher is saddled with the responsibilities of translating educational policies into practice and programmes into actions and therefore my dear inductees you have a big role to play in changing the pendulum of affairs in your place of service.”
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