By TERYIMA ANDREW-
The minister of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu has ordered for the sacking of unqualified teachers, teaching in Nigerian schools.
“The honorable minister of education Mallam Adamu Adamu has directed the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) that after 31st December, 2019, all those teaching without the requisite qualification should be disengaged.”
The minister stated this on Tuesday in Jos, Plateau state at the 6th induction ceremony of 400 newly graduated teachers trained by the university of Jos.
Mallam Adamu gave the order through the registrar and chief and executive, teachers registration council of Nigeria TRNC Prof Josiah Ajibye.
Represented by the director professional operations department Prof Adamu Bello, TRCN registrar said a taskforce will be constituted to enforce the order of the minister of education as from January 2020.
Admonishing the fresh members who were inducted at the ceremony, he informed that TRCN do renew license of practicing teachers every three years.
He encourage practicing teachers to always attend refresher courses and seminars to enable them meet up with current trends and development in the teaching profession.
The registrar, TRCN said the council has taken every step the raid Quackery out of the teaching profession.
Vice Chancellor of the university of Jos, Prof Sebastian Maimako in an address emphasized the need for teachers to acquire requisite qualification in their career.
“Teacher have an important role to play to adequately prepare learners for their roles in the society for achieving the set national objectives.”
Prof Maimako was represented by Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics Prof Tanko Ishaya, told the registrar Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria that the graduands have acquired needed training to teach.
“They have acquired expertise skills and discipline in teaching that distinguish them from non professionals in the classroom.”
Earlier, Dean faculty of education university of Jos Prof Rahila Gowon, told the gathering that out of 400 graduands, who sat for the professional examinations, 3900 were successful.
The Dean urged governments at all levels and and the private sector to partner TRCN for employment of qualified teachers.
A total of 41 teachers already practicing the profession renewed their practicing licenses at the event.
Others speakers at the event urged employers of teachers to take care of the welfare of teachers, to avoid teachers waiting for their reward in heaven.