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The Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Prof Segun Ajiboye has disclosed that the sum of N100million has been set aside for teachers’ welfare across the country in 2018.

Ajiboye who was a guest at the Oyo State Correspondents’ Chapel forum, explained that the amount, which has been included in the 2018 budget, is to appreciate Nigerian teachers for the services to the nation.

According to the TRCN boss, Teachers must the appreciated for their contributions to the growth of Nigeria and for their worth.
While frowning at states owing teachers’ salaries, Ajiboye noted that there is no way a teacher who is not paid and or denied of his entitlements will be committed to giving his or her best to teach.

He charged those he referred to as ‘debtor-governors’ to ensure that the welfare of teachers is attended to because of, “the critical role of moulding future leaders which they occupy.”

Speaking on the competency tests being organised for teachers by some state governors in the country, Ajiboye maintained that Nigerian teachers are not afraid of competency tests and that the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) has said it will participate in such tests as organised by TRCN which is the regulatory body empowered to do so.

Ajiboye who vowed to revolutionise the teaching profession said that the council has been contracted by the Kaduna State governor to organise the test for teachers in its secondary schools adding that the agreement is being finalised.

He said only certified teachers should be sent to Liberia for the teaching job requested for by that country’s President.

He said Nigeria can afford to give Liberia more than 6,000 qualified professional teachers.

Ajiboye said the request for Nigerian Teachers to develop the educational sector of Liberia was a marker to the international recognition of the quality that a Nigerian Teacher is made of.

Ajiboye who said the Council has registered two million qualified and certified professional teachers, said only those certified by the Council shall be processed for such transnational request.


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