The Federal Government has reportedly ordered the sack of unqualified teachers before December 31 as confirmed by Prof. Segun Ajiboye, Registrar of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) on Friday, November 29.
Prof Ajiboye who disclosed this at the induction of over 200 education graduates of the University of Ibadan, said it is expected the sacked unqualified teachers will be replaced with qualified and certified education graduates.
The TRCN Registrar stated that Nigerian teachers now have a separate and unique career path with the recent approval of teachers’ career paths by the National Council on Education. He, however, added that teachers found wanting in the code of practice will be sanctioned.
“It is worthy to stress the importance of today’s induction ceremony in line with government directives. The Federal Government has directed that by 31st of December 2019 all unqualified people practicing the profession of teaching would be swept from the classroom and their place would be occupied by young and vibrant professional teachers like you.
“We need to appreciate the fact that education unlocks the door to modernization but the teacher holds the key to that door. Teachers are the hub of any educational system and the major determinant of its quality. This is so because teachers are saddled with the responsibilities of translating educational policies into practice and programs into actions. Therefore, my dear inductees, you have a big role to play in changing the pendulum of affairs in your places of service” he said.