Written by Godfrey AKON

TRCN to start online examination for Nigerians in diaspora

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, TRCN, would soon commence online Teachers Professional Qualifying Examination, TPQE, for education graduates who have travelled abroad without registering with the council.

TRCN, in a statement by its spokesperson, Mr Ojewuyi Olumuyiwa, said the Registrar of the Council, Prof Josiah Ajiboye, announced the closure of the window of opportunity which allowed Nigerian education graduates abroad to be registered by TRCN without taking the TPQE.

Ajiboye spoke in Abuja at a one day meeting held with TRCN State Coordinators where he emphasized that “any Nigerian in the diaspora who wishes to earn TRCN’s Certificate and License will have to write the online Teachers Professional Qualifying Examination and pass before being qualified for registration by TRCN.”

The TRCN boss reassured Nigerians that the Council under his watch will not relent in its efforts towards enhancing teacher education and teacher quality vis-à-vis teacher professionalism in Nigeria.

He said his policies and programmes as the Chief Executive of TRCN are based on the yearnings and aspirations of the people, adding that the decision to put a final stop to the examination waiver being enjoyed by Nigerians in the diaspora was in line with the need to institutionalize the computer based teachers professional Qualifying Examination for prospective teachers before registration and induction.

According to him, TRCN and NTI are working harmoniously towards ensuring that the standard and quality of service rendered by Nigerian teachers in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions meet with international standards.

“We are determined to ensure that teaching profession in Nigeria is ranked amongst the best in the world. To achieve this goal, we must encourage ourselves to do our jobs as expected in order to leave a legacy of excellence to the future generation of Nigerian teachers,” he said.

Ajiboye stressed that the TRCN has concluded arrangements to hold the May 2019 diet of the Teachers Professional Qualifying Examination, PQE, on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th May, 2019.

He therefore noted that the examination will hold simultaneously at the various Computer Based Test, CBT, centres across the country.



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