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Over 30,000 registered for annual teachers’ conference – Official

Registrar/Chief Executive of Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Professor Josiah Olusegun Ajiboye, says no fewer than 30,000 professional teachers have so far indicated interest…

Registrar/Chief Executive of Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Professor Josiah Olusegun Ajiboye, says no fewer than 30,000 professional teachers have so far indicated interest to participate in this year’s annual conference of registered teachers in Nigeria. 
He said the virtual conference, organised by the TRCN in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), will also attract tens of thousands of viewers across the world.
Professor Ajiboye, in a statement, said  the teachers’ conference- the second in a series,  which will hold virtually on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd August, 2022, would be declared open  by Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu.
Ajiboye said the annual conference has been institutionalized in  fulfillment of TRCN’s mandate, adding that the theme of this year’s edition is “Strengthening Teacher Capacity for More Resilient, Transformative and Inclusive Education System”.
According to him  aside the over 30,000 participants registered online,   about 9,000 followers are expected to join via live stream.
“Similarly, over 10,000 others will view the programme live on UNESCO social media handles. A couple of others will be viewing the program in set up viewing centers  across three states – Jigawa, Kano and Kaduna, ” he said.
The registrar said apart from UNESCO,  this year’s conference is also being supported by PLANE and Save -the- Children- International (SCI) as well as some government agencies such as National Council for Colleges of Education (NCCE) and National Teachers’ Institute (NTI).
Recall that the first edition of the conference held between January 26th and 27th, 2021, with thousands of registered/professional teachers in attendance.