The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, TRCN, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with a South African-based educational organization, Instill Education, to upskill in-service teachers in Nigeria.
Registrar of TRCN, Josiah Ajiboye, who signed the document in Abuja in company of his management team, said a pilot phase of implementation of the MoU would soon commence with a capacity building for eight weeks.
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He said the MoU has three major components- pre-service teachers, integrating pre-service with in-service teachers and their capacity building program, while expressing confidence that the involvement of Instill Education would bridge the gap between pre-service and in-service teachers.
He said that a large number of teachers employed in private schools in Nigeria today were not qualified, in the first instance, to be called teachers, adding that a survey carried out by the council showed that over 90 per cent of the teachers in private schools in the South West were not qualified and not registerable with the TRCN.
He said these people, who are not registered with TRCN because they don’t possess the requisite qualification that will allow them to register.