Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) recently registered and certified 250 education graduates of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), and Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), at the maiden induction of graduating teachers in the two universities.
Speaking at the induction ceremonies which took place in Ogun and Anambra States respectively, the registrar of TRCN, Professor Addison-Mark Wokocha, said the Post Doctoral Diploma in Education was designed by TRCN in conjunction with the University of Ilorin, to provide a conducive atmosphere for university professors who have spent their entire lives in a university system and are still considered unqualified for registration, certification and licensing by TRCN because they lack educational qualifications.
Inducting the new graduates, the TRCN boss charged the inductees to make strict adherence to professional ethics their watchword since the council would not condone any form of professional misconduct from any member. He added that TRCN has written to the attorney general of the federation for a fiat to commence the immediate prosecution of unqualified teachers in the nation’s school.
Wokocha charged them to conduct themselves in such a manner that the reputation of the noble profession is constantly enhanced, stressing that the observance of all the ethical conducts as provided in the ‘Teachers Code of Conduct’ was a must.
In his speech, the vice chancellor of Olabisi Onabanjo University, OOU, Professor Wale Are Olaitan, said the TRCN mandate to totally overhaul and reposition the education system and teaching as a profession cannot be under estimated.
According to him, TRCN has elevated the profession to be at par with other established professions like Law, Medicine, Engineering and Accounting.