The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), said on Wednesday that only 50 per cent of private schools in the country have complied with its directive to deploy only professional teachers to classrooms.
Malam Adamu Bello, the Deputy Director, Professional Operation of the council made this known in an interview in Enugu on Wednesday.
Adamu said the council would continue to enforce the directive until all teachers get the mandatory certification to teach in schools across the country.
The official disclosed that TRCN would prosecute unqualified and incompetent teachers nationwide as from 2018. “Very soon, those people that think it is a joke for the 17 years we have been drumming it for them to professionalize, will be arrested, prosecuted and imprisoned.
“The council will go after them with the full weight of the law even as we seek state governments’ cooperation to rid the country of quack and unqualified teachers,’’ he said.
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