-Most teachers in private schools across the country are not professionally certified.
-Defaulters will be prosecuted by the TRCN as from 2018.
Only 50 percent of teachers in private schools are registered with the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria despite the council’s directive to deploy only professional teachers to classrooms.
The Deputy Director, Professional Operation of the council, Malam Adamu Bello made this disclosure in Enugu on Wednesday.
Adamu, however stated the council’s resolve to continue to enforce the directive until all teachers get the mandatory certification to teach in schools across the country.
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“Very soon, those people that think it is a joke for the 17 years we have been drumming it for them to professionalize, will be arrested, prosecuted and imprisoned.
“The council will go after them with the full weight of the law even as we seek state governments’ cooperation to rid the country of quack and unqualified teachers’’.
“It is meant to strengthen and upgrade the standard of education as all professionalized teachers will attend periodic re-certification lecture and examination to keep them abreast of modern best practices,’’ he said.