Teachers to sit for professional exam September

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A Nigerian teacher at work: Professional exam for teachers billed for September

By Modupe Seriboh

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) on Tuesday  said that the first professional qualifying exam for teachers  would  hold in September.

The council said it had  registered no fewer than  1.6 million teachers.

Registrar of the  council, Prof.  Olusegun Ajiboye, said the examination is  designed to fully professionalise teaching in Nigeria.

“ The Registration Council will put a stop to normal registration by end of May and ensure that only those qualified are employed by government for quality assurance.

“By 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.

“Professionalism ‎is the key, those who do not have what it takes cannot be trusted with the lives of our children.

“We are out to ensure a guaranteed future for our children because they are the leaders of tomorrow  and we can only achieve this 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 September ending and it is the first of its kind.”

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