The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria is strengthening capacity of its members of staff across Nigeria as part of effort to intensify clamp down on unqualified teachers.
The Registrar of the council, Prof. Josiah Ajiboye, said this at a two-day Capacity Training Workshop for TRCN coordinators in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, in Abuja on yesterday.
The event is organised by TRCN with funding support from UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.
The registrar, who noted with concern the damage being done to the education sector by quacks, said the council would not relent in “weeding out these set of people, who assumed that the teaching profession is an all comers affair.”
He added that the training was aimed at ensuring that members of staff were well acquainted with other workings of the council. He advised schools to prioritise training and retraining of teachers for efficient delivery.
Mr Mamadou Lamine, Senior Programme Specialist Education, UNESCO Regional Office, Abuja, said the role being played by UNESCO was to help reposition the education sector in Nigeria. He disclosed that UNESCO’s work regarding the development of teachers was specifically in five areas.