Nigeria’s Education Minister, Adamu Adamu, has stated that only teachers with teaching qualifications should be employed in Nigerian schools.
“Teacher education itself is dying simply because non-professionals have now become teachers. Therefore, the professionalisation and registration of teachers will help make sure that the profession is reorganised with quacks kicked out,” he said.
According to Adamu, the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria is in the forefront of ensuring that only qualified and registered teachers would be allowed to teach in Nigeria.
“So nobody should be employed as a teacher if he or she does not have a teaching qualification; there is no magic if you are not qualified as a teacher: you cannot teach.”
He spoke after the presentation of a draft roadmap for the education sector – ‘Education for change: A ministerial strategic plan 2016-2019’ – to stakeholders in Abuja on Monday.