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TRCN conducts qualifying exams for 11,629 teachers nationwide

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) has conducted the Professional Qualifying Examinations (PQE) for 11,629 teachers nationwide. TRCN Acting Director of Certification and Licensing,…

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) has conducted the Professional Qualifying Examinations (PQE) for 11,629 teachers nationwide.

TRCN Acting Director of Certification and Licensing, Jacinta Ogboso, stated this in Abuja while supervising the examination at SASCON International School.

She said 982 participated in the exercise in the Federal Capital Territory.

She said TRCN had put in place an accreditation process through a platform developed by the ICT department.

According to her, the platform is able to detect the actual people who registered for the examination to avoid impersonation of candidates.

”We started PQE in October 2017 and since then we’ve been having it; we’ve been having two batches except in 2018/ 2019 where we have three batches.

”We have the May/June Diet and the October/ November Diet and this is the second for this year.

According to Ogboso, the TRCN council no longer depends on academic qualifications to grant licences to teachers. 

She said teachers should also be professionally qualified to teach before being deployed to the classrooms.

“If you do not pass this exam, you would not be registered by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, and once you’re not registered and identified as a teacher, you would not be recognised as a teacher in Nigeria and anywhere in the world,” she said.