Adamu advocates better welfare for African teachers
As the 7th Annual Conference of African Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities, AFTRA, ends in Abuja, the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has called on African countries to pay close attention to the welfare of teachers and take steps towards delivering quality education.
Adamu, who spoke at the opening ceremony of the event, stressed the need for countries to continually implement rules, regulations and ethical standards guiding the teaching profession.
He said the education ministry under his leadership launched a Ministerial Strategic Plan as one way of ensuring professionalism in the teaching profession to accord teachers deserved respect and recognition.
The minister called on participants to be mindful that standards have to be created and maintained to ensure quality, adding that regulatory agencies in the teaching and learning profession in Nigeria, are well positioned to set, review, supervise and maintain the required standards for quality teaching and learning.
He disclosed that the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, TRCN, has been reinvigorated by its new management and governing council which have deep understanding of all distinctions and underlying factors for attractive teaching and learning.
Registrar and Chief Executive of TRCN, Prof Josiah Adiboye, earlier expressed confidence that the conference will bring about positive change and reposition education systems in the continent for global competitiveness.
Adiboye said the AFTRA conference was built on the overarching need to create a platform where practitioners, academics, ICT experts, employers of teachers, teachers unions, international development partners among others, would come under one umbrella to network and share ideas.