Nigeria to launch teachers information system

Temitope Mustapha, Abuja


Nigeria will soon launch Teachers Information System.

The Registrar of Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria TRCN, Prof. Josiah Ajiboye, made this known in Abuja while addressing journalists on strategies implored to strengthen teaching profession and better manage affairs of teachers in Nigeria.

Prof. Josiah said that in about 25 years existence of the Council, teachers register has not really existed, he added that efforts were being made under Present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and soon a comprehensive and up to date teachers Information system will be launched.

According to the Registrar: “The teachers information system will contain data of all teachers that have registered so far with the TRCN and I can assure Nigerians that we will soon be able to launch teachers information system.”

Prof. Josiah also hinted that the Council in collaboration with state governments will inaugurate teachers tribunal at the state level and this will be presided over by the governing council of the TRCN.

“No tangible development can take place in any country without quality education, all stakeholders must rally round teaching profession in Nigeria and we must address issues affecting teachers in Nigeria.Without quality teachers, education system in Nigeria will continue to be in danger. If we get it right in teaching profession in Nigeria every other things will fall in place.”

“Professional teachers in Nigeria now know that any teacher caught or involved in exam malpractices will be sanctioned and that is why we have concluded plans to inaugurate teachers tribunal at the state level,” the TRCN Registrar added.

Professor Ajiboye emphasized on the need to properly tackle issues of fake certification, he stressed that the Federal Ministry of Education already address this.

He proposed an agency solely dedicated as a Certificate Verification Center.

Speaking on the impact of the Council’s Professional Qualification Examinations, Professor Ajiboye said the Council will organise digital literacy program for Nigerian teachers to strengthen the system.