The federal government has given December 2019 as the deadline for unqualified teachers.
Teacher were asked to be registered with and get licensed by the TRCN before the said date. The government also said it would continue to work with the private sector to better education.
The federal government has said that any teacher who does not register and get license from the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) will not be allowed to teach in Nigeria if they fail to do so by December 2019 deadline. The minister of education, Adamu Adamu, made this known on Thursday, May 23, in Abuja at the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) workshop on commercialization and privatization of education, Nigerian Tribune reports.
The minister was represented by the TRCN registrar, Professor Olusegun Ajiboye, said the government would keep encouraging private participation in education.
He said: “With the position of the National Council of Education, the TRCN has been mandated that by December 2019, anyone who has not registered, qualified and licensed by the council will no longer be allowed in our classrooms. And this position will be enforced to the letter.
Mohammed Idris, the president of NUT, also called for more funding for the sector, saying inadequate money has been the main problem of education in the country. He said the union has for years been very opposed to the transfer of public schools to private organizations, adding that such is a violation of the Universal Right to Education and Compulsory Free Universal Basic Education Act 2004.