The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have agreed on the modality for posting of corps members without education degrees to teach in schools across the country.
The Registrar of the Council, Prof. Josiah Aiboye, made this known in Abua over the weekend in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Prof. Ajiboye stated that TRCN recently hels a meeting with the Director General of NYSC and both agreed on the modality to be put in place in the interim that will mitigate the situation and end sending of non-education graduates to schools.
According to the Registrar, TRCN is not totally against posting of corps members to schools because the council is aware that there are corps members who read education.
“Our understanding with NYSC Director General is to make those corps members who read education to be the first to be posted to schools. There are some other things we could put in place to mitigate the situation pending the time that we will be able to get the required numbers of teachers in our school system in the country.
“It is a continuous discussion to mitigate the situation for those inadequacies in place of those corps members that are not educational base,” he stated.
Ajiboye noted that there were challenges of having qualified teachers in some states of the country, saying that only qualified and well trained and re-trained teachers can bring about a transformed education that the Nigerian youth can benefit from.
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