By Wilson Adekumola
The House of Representatives has passed a Bill to ensure that only licensed or registered and qualified persons with required professional conduct teach in schools across the country.
The House were also said to have considered and approved the recommendations of the report of the Committee on Basic Education and Services on a Bill for an Act to Amend the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria Act, Cap. T3, Laws of Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
The recommendations of the report of the Committee, chaired by Julius Ihonvbere, were considered and approved during plenary on Thursday, and stern sanction against unregistered and unqualified teachers was also approved.
Considering and adopting the committee’s reports on the call for Recruitment of Qualified and Registered Teachers in Nigerian Schools, the House called on the Teacher Registration Council of Nigeria to publicise the data of quacks and unqualified teachers per state acrsoo Nigeria.
Other recommendations approved include, “That the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), National Teachers Institute (NTI), and Association of Arabic Studies (AAS) are in consonance with the provision of the Teacher Registration Council of Nigeria Act, that a teacher must possess a minimum qualification of Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) and must be registered, certified and licensed.