Fresh move to sanitise teaching profession, dislodge quacks
• TRCN, NUT plan watchdog committee
The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) and the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) will work together to sanitise the profession through proper teacher registration, certification and licensing.
The Registrar of the council, Professor Josiah Olusegun Ajiboye, who disclosed this to reporters in Ibadan, said both parties have agreed to set up a standing committee towards ridding the profession of quacks.
Ajiboye, who recently led the TRCN management team on a courtesy visit to the Nigeria Union of Teachers headquarters, said the collaboration between TRCN and NUT would go a long way in repositioning the profession.
He said: “Teachers are nation builders. We teach, others learn. Our profession should be at the front burner while other professions follow. We want to make sure we re-launch ourselves such that there would no longer be accreditation of faculties of education by the National Universities Commission without TRCN’s representatives being part of such accreditation team.”
He said there was need for all agencies and parastatals under the Federal Ministry of Education to work in unity towards revamping the education system.
“We are now more determined and focused on how to positively reposition teaching, and that is why we have come to solicit the support of NUT,” he said.
Ajiboye quoted the National President of NUT, Olukoya Michael Alogba, as saying: “TRCN and NUT are Siamese twins that cannot be separated under any guise. TRCN and NUT have every need to collaborate and work together in the interest of teaching as a profession and the nation’s education system as a whole.”
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