The Nigerian federal government have disclosed that only professional teachers with First Class certificates will be employed beginning from next year, 2021.
The government made this declaration on Saturday and also said it would also consider people with 2.1 qualifications, emphasising that the measure was part of its efforts to raised in the bar of the nation’s teaching and learning standard.
Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Echonu made this known during a routine inspection round. In his word: “With effect from next year, we will not admit or engage people as teachers if they don’t meet a particular threshold. We are now limiting entry to only the best.
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“You must have a first class or 2:1 as minimum and if you have qualification in other subjects that is not in education, we will arrange for a conversion programme to be administered by NTI, TRCN and any university that has faculties of education or this programme because you also have to learn ways of communicating and managing students.
“We are migrating teachers who are not qualified or do not have the requisite qualifications, competency, not licensed or registered to pseamless.out of our classrooms to make way for qualified personnel because we want to achieve learning and teaching and learning occurs in our schools.”