• The Permanent Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Education in Nigeria, Arc. Sonny Echonu has stated that only professional teachers with First Class certificates will be employed beginning from next year, 2021.

    He made this known during a monitoring exercise of the Professional Qualifying Examination, PQE, organised by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, TRCN.

    The government which said it would also consider people with 2.1 qualifications, explained that the measure was part of its renewed efforts to improve the quality of teaching and learning in Nigerian schools.

    Addressing newsmen, Echono who stressed that the decision was aimed at having only the best brains in Nigerian classrooms as teachers, insists that as from 2021, only qualified teachers would be allowed to teach in the country.

    According to him, a national implementation committee would be inaugurated in the coming week to ensure federal government’s agenda on teachers registration and revitalisation was achieved, especially, the entry qualification for teachers in schools.


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    1. Ike Peterson Chinedu 4 years ago

      And what happens to 2/2 ( lower credit) ,who are more better than some of them mostly ,check in an organizations . The world has grown beyond certificates ,it now what you can offer . Regards

    2. Fantastic2 4 years ago

      most of these so called first class certificates are being sorted out at the university. we want talents not piece of paper.

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