Olusegun Ajiboye, registrar of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), says teachers without professional certificates will be removed from classrooms by the end of the year.
Ajiboye, who spoke in Ibadan on Tuesday, said the rule was in line with the government’s effort at removing quackery from the teaching profession.
Explaining the relevance of professionalism to the education sector, Ajiboye said, “those who do not have what it takes cannot be trusted with the future of our children”.
“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,” he said.
“We are out to ensure a guaranteed future for our future leaders by ensuring that those who teach them are the best around. This will translate to higher performances and better value for professional teachers.
“The professional examination takes place by the end of September and it is the first of its kind and we have structured it into modules of different categories.
“This is in line with the three-year ministerial strategic plan on education policy designed by the minister of education.”