The Federal Government has directed that all unqualified teachers be flushed out of schools by December 31, 2019.
Registrar of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, Prof Segun Ajiboye, stated this on Friday in Ibadan, Oyo State, during the induction of over 200 education graduates at the University of Ibadan.
According to him, quacks teaching Nigerian children will be thrown out and replaced by qualified and certificated education graduates to mould sound future leaders for the country.
The registrar said that teachers must stand shoulder to shoulder with other professional groups in the knowledge-driven economy.
Administering the Oath of Practice on the inductees, Ajiboye reiterated that any teacher found wanting in the code of practice would be sanctioned.
He also said that Nigerian teachers now had a separate and unique career path with the recent approval of Teachers’ Career Path by the National Council on Education.
Ajiboye said, “The Federal Government has directed that by December 31, 2019, all unqualified people practicing the profession of teaching would be swept from the classroom and their place would be occupied by young and vibrant professional teachers like you.
“We need to appreciate the fact that education unlocks the door to modernisation but the teacher holds the key to that door.”