The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has threatened that any teacher who fails to register with the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria, TRCN, before December 2019 would face retrenchment.
The minister issued the warning on Thursday in Abuja at the Nigerian Union of Teachers workshop on privatisation and commercialisation of education in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
Represented by represented by the TRCN Registrar, Prof Olusegun Ajiboye, the minister added that teacher is not qualified and licensed by the council will no longer be allowed in the classrooms
Mr Adamu said: “With the position of the National Council of Education, the TRCN has been mandated that by December 2019, anyone who has not registered, qualified and licensed by the council will no longer be allowed in our classrooms. And this position will be enforced to the letter.
“Now, teachers still have the opportunity to take two professional qualifying examinations in May and October 2019 for them to get their registration and qualification.
“On commercialisation, it is obvious that the government can no longer fund education alone, so private participation is encouraged.
“But education cannot be commercialised, because it is not a commodity. We should dissuade anything that will lead to commercialisation of education.”