Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Abuja chapter has reaffirmed commitment to eradicate quackery from teaching profession in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The registrar of TRCN, Professor Josiah Ajiboye, made this known at an induction ceremony organised by the FCT College of Education, Zuba, in collaboration TRCN Abuja, where over 1,000 NCE and PGDE holders were inducted into membership of TRCN’s 2017/2018 academic session as professional teachers.
Ajiboye stressed that the council is on mission to eliminate quackery from the teaching profession, adding that TRCN has assured Nigerians that by the end of 2019, with the approval of the National Council of Education (NCE), and the directive by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, that all classrooms shall be rid of unqualified teachers.
According to the registrar, TRCN in its bid to progressively reposition the teaching profession in the country to benchmark, other professional regulatory agencies recently reviewed the professional standard for teaching profession in Nigeria for basis, senior secondary, tertiary and those in leadership position.
He applauded the commitment of the provost and management of the institution for giving high premium to TRCN, in conducting protocol which have served over the years as one of the international best practices.
According to the Registrar, TRCN in its bid to progressively reposition the teaching profession in the country to benchmark, other professional regulatory agencies recently reviewed the professional standard for teaching profession in Nigeria for basis, senior secondary, tertiary and those in leadership position.
Ajiboye urged the inductees to take this exercise with all seriousness it deserves, in order to exhibit professional standard in the field of their teaching practice.
On his part, the provost of the college, Dr. Muhammad Hamza, who was represented by the deputy provost, Barnabas Gankon said the college was determined to improve the quality of teachers aimed at addressing the problem of students underperformed in certificate examination.
He appealed to government of FCT to build more classrooms for lectures and provision of equipment and materials for activities base for learning.
Responding behalf of the inductees, the former Secretary General, School of Arts and Social Sciences of College of Education, Bem Peter Amakaa advised his fellow inductees to love teaching profession and act as second mothers to students in giving care, love, respect, leadership, instruction and discipline.
He expressed joy at the level of dedication and attention the college and TRCN is paying to the development of education sector, thereby appealing to government to prioritize the condition of teachers.
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