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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Teachers Registration Council decries Prevalence of Quack Teachers in Primary schools

There are 207, 818 unqualified teachers in primary schools across Nigeria, the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) has revealed. Prof. Josiah Ajiboye, who is the TRCN Registrar, made the disclosure in a paper presented to mark 2017 World Teachers’ Day. 

He said the North East has 57.7% of the total figure because of the activities of Boko Haram in the region. 

“There are 207, 818 unqualified teachers in the primary schools. The North East zone has the highest figure of 57.7%. Undoubtedly, the situation degenerated with invasion of insurgents. The North West has 46.8%, North Central 38%, South-South 19.2%, South-East 16.7% and South-West 6.7%.”

He called on the Federal Government to pay attention to teachers’ welfare and organize professional training for them.

“Improving teachers’ welfare packages and regular payment of salaries and allowances, will eventually improve teachers’ job performances, productivity and job satisfaction. Teachers’ professional development should be taken with all seriousness so as to build teachers’ capacity and improve students learning.”

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