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TRCN issues stern warning to NYSC over posting of corps members to schools

The Nigerian Teacher Registration Council (TRCN) said it had written to the Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to stop publishing graduates without education degrees to teach in schools.

He noted that most people who apply to teach during the mandatory one-year plan do not have qualifications to show.

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The executive president of TRCN, Professor According to Ajiboye, said that the education system becomes bastard when people are deployed without the professional skills necessary to teach.

He added that there were challenges of having qualified teachers in some states of the federation.

Addressing journalists on Monday in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state, Ajiboye said that most of those who teach in private nurseries and elementary schools across the country do not have the qualifications to do the job well.

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He stressed that the qualified must be registered, professionally certified, and authorized by the board.

According to him, only qualified and well-trained and retrained teachers can achieve a transformed education from which young Nigerians can benefit.

Ajiboye said: “We have written a letter to the NYSC Director-General that only those who read Education should be sent to schools during their year of service. This will ensure that only round pins are placed in round holes.

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“Why are doctors not meant to teach? Why are Education graduates not sent to hospitals to operate the sick? If you cannot allow a teacher to treat you in the hospital, why should you allow a false teacher to teach your children and destroy their future? We must not degrade the teaching profession.

“Governors must also make sure to train and retrain those in their schools. The development of human capital must be taken seriously to transform our educational system. ”