The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, TRCN, says no fewer than 5,000 teachers have registered so far for the Professional Qualifying Examination, PQE, scheduled for October 14.
Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Council, Josiah Ajiboye, disclosed this in an interview in Abuja on Friday.
Mr Ajiboye, a professor, said out of the 5,000 registered teachers, 1,000 were from Plateau state making it the state with the highest number of registered teachers for the examination.
He said that the Computer Based Examination, CBT, would take place in designated centres across the country.
“As of today about 5,000 would-be teachers from both public and private schools have registered for the professional qualifying examination which will take place on October 14 across the country.
“Plateau state is topping the list with 1,000 teachers registered from the state; this is encouraging,” he said.
The Registrar gave the assurance that the Council was prepared to conduct a successful examination.
The pilot PQE was held in 2008 but was suspended by the National Council on Education.
The suspension was to enable the TRCN put in place the necessary benchmark needed for the conduct of the examination.