Federal Government has directed that all unqualified teachers that have been teaching in primary and secondary schools in Nigeria will no longer be allowed to practise in the country from January 1, 2020.
The Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Prof Segun Ajiboye, disclosed this during the induction of more than 200 education graduates of the University of Ibadan into the teaching profession.
He stated that the government has directed that all unqualified teachers should be flushed out of classrooms in Nigeria by December 31, 2019.
His words: “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 in 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 modernisation, but the teacher holds the key to that door. He is the hub of any educational system and the major determinant of its quality.
“This is so because he 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.”