The Federal Government has said teachers who do not possess Professional Certificate of the Teachers’ Registration Council, TRCN, will be shown the way out by the end of this year.
This was disclosed by the Registrar/Chief Executive of the Council, Professor Olusegun Ajiboye in Ibadan yesterday.
According to him, the decision is part of the three-year Ministerial Strategic Plan by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu.
This, he added, was aimed at getting rid of unqualified teachers in Nigerian schools.
He further hinted that the first professional qualifying examination of TRCN would hold at the end of September, 2017.
He advised those who want to use the normal registration to act before the end of May 2017.
While hinting that about 1.6m teachers have registered, he said examination was designed in modules comprising category A (PhD holders), B (Master degree holders), C (Bachelor degree holders), and D (NCE holders).
Ajiboye said, “By the end of 2017, Nigerian children will be taught by only qualified professional teachers who can deliver the quality education desirous for the elevation of our children and our country.”