TEACHERS WITHOUT RIGHT QUALIFICATIONS ‘LL BE DISENGAGED SOON SAYS BASIC EDUCATION COMMISSIONER
By Obianuju Azukaego/Chinazo Okoye :
Awka, July 17, 2019 (MOI) Anambra State Ministry of Basic Education has given up to Dec. 31 as deadline for teachers without right teaching qualifications to acquire it or be disengaged from the system.
This is contained in a press release signed by Public Relation Officer (PRO) of the Ministry, Mr Nnaemeka Egwuonwu for commissioner for Basic Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha.
According to the release, this is in line with an earlier directive of the Minister of Education to disengage teachers without requisite teaching qualification by December.
A reminder was earlier addressed to the Chairman, Post Primary Schools Service Commission (PPSSC), Anambra State Universal Basic Education (ASUBEB) and Education Secretaries.
It referred to the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria's (TRCN) letter of April 24, which amplified the Minister's directive.
The reminder said that qualified teachers should be registered and licensed by TRCN in line with section 17; sub-section 2 of the enabling law establishing the council.
``I advise those teaching without the requisite teaching qualifications to endeavour to acquire same before on or December 2019 deadline,’’ the release added.
Meanwhile, Prof. Omenugha has tasked teachers in the federation to utilise the human capital development projects of governments at all levels to build their capacities for greater service delivery.
Omenugha said this at the leadership training organised for teachers in South-East states in Umuahia, the capital city of Abia state by the National Teachers Institute (NTI).
The commissioner noted that there was need for teachers to be computer literate to fit into the 21st century teaching and learning process.
She added that teachers being computer literate would help them to discharge their duties effectively.
Prof. Omenugha said that the recipient of 2017 World best teacher award Mr Clement Okodo was rewarded because of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) training that he received through state government’s capacity building system.
Okodo is a teacher at Central School, Abagana, Anambra State.
One of the participants, a teacher at Community Secondary School, Ifite-Anam, Anambra State, Mrs Helen Echekwube commended NTI for organising the training.
She added that the training would help them to improve teachers in their career path.
Mrs Echekwube, however, thanked the state government for giving her and other Anambra participants the opportunity to be part of the capacity building initiative. (MOI)