The Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono has annunced a new standard for teaching profession in Nigeria.
In his words, he noted that henceforth, teachers without neceenece qualification and practicing license will not be allowed in the profession.
“By 2021, we will not engage teachers if they don’t meet particular threshold, we are now limiting entry point of teaching only to the best who are qualified, we will engage individuals with second class upper and first class divisions,” he said
Echono made the announcement during the conduct of the 2020 October Diet Batch B Teachers’ Professional Qualifying Examinations, (PQE) in Abuja.
He said: “We will make arrangements for conversion programmes for people who have these categories of results from other fields, they need to learn pedagogy, methodology, through the NTI and the TRCN, and they will undergo specific programmes that will empower them to teach.”
He assured that the entry level will be higher and they will get better remuneration with peculiar allowances,
He added that Implementation Committee on teachers’ eevitalization/resuscitation will come to light before the end of November 2020.
“We must enforce Mr. President’s directive that only qualified teachers will be allowed into our classrooms. The Professional Qualifying Examinations is going on smoothly across 34 states and the feedback has been good,” he