According to report reaching OYOGist.com, the Nigerian Federal Government has limited the entry level requirements of being a teacher to first class and second class degree holders.
The information was disclosed by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry Of Education, Prof. Josiah Ajiboye shortly after the monitoring of the November diet of TRCN Professional Qualification Examination (PQE).
“With effect from next year, we will not admit or engage teachers if they don’t meet a particular threshold. We are now limiting entry into the teaching profession to only the best, meaning that you must either be a first class or second class upper graduate. That’s the minimum we can take because we want the best as teachers.”
“Nevertheless, if you have qualification in other subjects that is not in education, we would arrange for a conversion programme to be administered by National Teachers’ Institute (NTI), TRCN or any university that has faculties of education.”
“We are finalising the figures with National Salaries and Income Wages Commission. We are also in talks with unions as well as states government and private school owners so that we can all work together and decide on when implementation will take off,” the PS said.