Teachers who do not possess Professional Certificate of the Teachers’ Registration Council (TRCN) will be weeded out of the system by the end of the year.
The Federal Government which made the disclosure Tuesday in Ibadan said the decision was part of the three-year Ministerial Strategic Plan by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu.
The Registrar/Chief Executive of the Council, Professor Olusegun Ajiboye who gave the hint said the policy was aimed at getting rid of unqualified teachers in Nigerian schools.
He further hinted that the first professional qualifying examination of TRCN would hold at the end of September, 2017.
He advised those who want to use the normal registration to act before the end of May 2017.
While hinting that about 1.6m teachers have registered, he said examination was designed in modules comprising category A (PhD holders), B (Master degree holders), C (Bachelor degree holders), and D (NCE holders).
Ajiboye said, “By the 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.”