Friday, October 5, 2018

Teachers Get Dec. 2019 Deadline To Get Licence

The deadline for teachers to acquire their professional licence is December, 2019, Minister of State for Education Prof. Anthony Anwukah has said.

Anwukah, who made this known yesterday at a news conference to mark the 2018 World Teachers’ Day in Abuja said the licence can be obtained from the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN).

He said attainment of a global competitive and quality education was through teachers’ adherence to professionalism.

The minister said: “In order to enhance professionalism in the teaching profession, it is now required of every teacher to register and obtain a professional licence from the TRCN.

“This is in tandem with international best practices as a means of updating the professionals on issues germane to their growth and development in the profession.

“Also, in line with the philosophy of the National Policy on Education, the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Education, has been setting aside annually resources to improve the education sector through budgetary allocations.

“However, due to funding constraints arising from the dwindling national revenue and the demand of other equally important sectors, the annual capital outlay for education has not been adequate.”

He stressed the need for every teacher to register and obtain a professional licence, saying improving teachers’ quality was necessary through professsionalisation.