The Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria, TRCN, has lauded Liberian President George Weah’s request for over 6,000 teachers from Nigeria.
The council hinted that about two million teachers are licensed to practise in Nigeria.
The Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of TRCN, Prof. Segun Ajiboye, told the Correspondents’ Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists, Oyo State chapter in Ibadan, at the weekend, that the statement by Weah gladdened his heart.
Ajiboye however pointed out that only those who are qualified and licensed would be sent there.
On professionalism of teaching, Ajiboye said about two million teachers had been licensed to practice in the country.
He stressed that it was mandatory to register with TRCN before anybody can practise as a teacher.
Ajiboye said: “TRCN certificate is one of the criteria for employment. We’re collaborating with NUT, Nigeria Union of Teachers. Before you practice, you must take professional qualifications. It is compulsory to register and have the licence of practice.”
The TRCN helmsman explained that there were two diets of professional qualifying examinations in a year.
The former unionist reiterated his commitment to revolutionise TRCN and raise the standard of education in the country, stressing that “Ajiboye has come to revolutionise TRCN, to remove those who are not qualified.”
He appealed to the state governments to take the issue of teachers’ welfare seriously and called on the states which were still owing teachers’ salaries to pay them.