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.