The federal government has said plan is underway to ban teachers who are not registered with the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) from classrooms.
Revealing the plan at the 10th Education Conference in Abuja on Wednesday with the theme: “Improving Education Standards and Emulating the Global Perspective and Practices,” the Registrar TRCN, Prof. Josiah Ajiboye said, “Presently, it has been accepted by the Federal Government, the President, the ministers of education have agreed that no one again that is not qualified, that is not registered with TRCN will stand in front of our classrooms.
“I can assure you that no one will be employed as a teacher by the federal government without license and registration certificate.
“We are calling on all teachers, if you know yourself and you refer to yourself as a professional teacher you must be registered with TRCN. You must carry our certificate and our license.
Speaking further, “Teachers in private schools are also expected to be registered and licensed by TRCN. According to the law establishing the council we are the ones who can talk about who is a teacher in this country.
“Currently, teachers in private schools are responding to TRCN’s call for them to come and register. Now we are in the level of persuasion when we move beyond this level we will go to the enforcement of the law.”