The Nigerian teachers are according to reports up for a new life. This is as the federal government is planning a series of packages as incentives.
Bringing incentives to the teaching profession is the same as showcasing teachers for optimal and effective performance.
Prof. Josiah Segun Ajiboye, Registrar, Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria did an excellent job by calling out the government on the low level of Teachers’ capacity, including the immediate need for the compliance of the teaching profession with the 21st Century Learning system. This is in the face ravaging COVID.
On listening to the Professor and his interest in a better working condition for teachers.
“I do not doubt that a gradual process to reposition the teaching profession in Nigerian has begun and this is a silent revolution in Nigeria’s education sector.
Just as the government released this great news of incentives to Nigerian teachers, including the ones in training, there is a progressive plan to review the law regulating the profession of teaching. This is in order to bring standards.
The House of Representatives recently passed for the second reading a bill for an act to amend the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria Act, Cap. T3, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to ensure that only licensed or registered and qualified persons who exhibit thorough professional conduct teach in schools.
The bill pushed by Zamfara’s Hon. Sulaimon Abubakar Gumi, clamoured the amendment of Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria Law, to restore the era where schools were without teachers with the licence, good moral upbringing or exhibits unprofessional conducts ranging from child abuse to sexual molestation.
Four sections of the principal act, namely, sections 5, 10, 11, and 17 are to be amended, according to Gumi. Section 5 (1) paragraphs (a) and (b) are amended to insert a new clause which provides that henceforth, the Register of all registered professional teachers shall be printed and published online for unfettered public access.