Only 1st Class, 2nd Class Upper graduates will be employed as teachers from 2021 — FG

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– The Federal of , Sonny Echono, said teachers without requisite qualifications, competencies and practicing license are presently migrated out of the Teaching Service.

“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 disclosed this Saturday while monitoring the conduct of the 2020 October Diet Batch B Teachers’ Professional Qualifying Examinations, (PQE).

He said: “We will make arrangements for conversion for people who have these categories of results other fields, they need to learn pedagogy, methodology, through the NTI and the TRCN, and they will undergo specific that will empower them to teach.”

The maintained that the entry level will be higher and they will get better remuneration with peculiar allowances, adding that concerned agencies are finalising figures with National Income Salaries and Wages.

, according to him, is more interested learning outcomes and that a National Implementation Committee teachers’ revitalization/resuscitation plan will be inaugurated before the end of November 2020.

“We must enforce Mr. President’s directive that only qualified teachers will be allowed into classrooms. The Professional Qualifying Examinations is going smoothly across 34 states and the feedback has been good,” he said.

Meanwhile, a total of 17, 602 teachers across 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, participated the exam as against over 46,000 candidates that sat for the March 2020 PQE, due to the impact of pandemic.

On his part, the of TRCN, Prof Josiah Ajiboye, said the council has created a smooth atmosphere for teachers including those in Diaspora for the exams, saying that the drop in figure due to the effect of that distorted activities globally. (Daily Trust)