A Coalition of over 180 Civil Society Organisation, Civil Society Groups for Good Governance CSGGG has endorsed the recent Teachers Certification Examination carried out by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria TCRN while urging all teachers to adhere and comply with the exercise.
The President of CSGGG, Comrade Ogakwu Dominic, in a press briefing at the groups’ secretariat in Abuja, described the activities of the TCRN, as a panacea to improving the quality of the educational standard in Nigeria.
Ogakwu said; “We fully endorse the certification exercise of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria and applaud the management for a job well-done in ensuring that there is regulation and control of the teaching profession at all levels of the Nigerian Education System, both in the public and the private sectors.
“TRCN is the only professional agency that identifies with all professional associations and unions at all levels of education, irrespective of level, its certification is acceptable both in the local and international practices. Teachers are therefore on this note, advised to comply with all regulatory policies, as the students’ poor performance overtime, have been linked to poor teachers training and certification hence penalty await those who flout the rules.” he added.
According to him, teachers are channeled to groom great leaders of tomorrow and in this 21st century where technology has become the order of the day, it is however important that teachers becomes computer savvy in other to meet up with the 21st century academic challenges.
The President however called on the Hon. Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu, to generously support the management of TCRN led by Prof. Josiah Olusegun Ajiboye towards achieving the act setting up the council. He also urges the council to commit to continual training of teachers as part of updating their knowledge base in meeting up with the 21stcentury challenge as a means of achieving great result in the nation’s educational sector.