Unregistered teachers excluded from proposed 500, 000 jobs
If the Federal Government matches words with action, teachers that are not registered with the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), may not be considered for jobs in the 500, 000 Teacher Corps, nicknamed N-Power Teach.
The 500, 000 Teacher Corps, is one of the three direct job creation and training schemes established by the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The others are N-Power Knowledge, which will train 25, 000 Nigerians in technology, and N-Power Build, expected to train 75, 000 in construction, hospitality, catering, gas services, building services among others.
Registrar and Chief Executive of the TRCN, Professor Josiah Ajiboye, who spoke on the sidelines of the 10th Education Conference of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), held recently in Abuja, with the theme “Improving Education Standards and Emulating the Global Perspective and Practices,” said the Federal Government has agreed to ban unqualified and unregistered teachers from classrooms in the country.
“Presently, it has been accepted by the Federal Government that no one again that is not qualified, that is not registered with TRCN will stand in front of our classrooms. I can assure you that no one will be employed as a teacher by the Federal Government without license and registration certificate.”
He added, “We are calling on all teachers, if you know yourself, and you refer to yourself as a professional teacher, you must be registered with the TRCN. You must carry our certificate and our license.”
“At the last induction ceremony that was conducted last week in OAU, six professors registered with TRCN and 14 other academics were also inducted into the teaching profession,” Ajiboye informed.
He called on teachers both in public and private schools to ensure they are duly registered and licensed by the council, adding that Kaduna state government, had directed its teachers to obtain their licenses and registration certificates before they would be promoted.