Again, TRCN vows to stamp out quackery in teaching profession
Speaking at the induction of the education graduates of Enugu State College of Education (Technical) Enugu; Federal College of Education Eha Amufu, Enugu State and Institute of Ecumenical Education, Thinkers Corner, Enugu recently, the TRCN scribe stressed the need for teaching excellence and professionalism at all tiers of education system through effective registration and licensing of teachers, accreditation, monitoring and supervision of teacher education programmes.
He said the induction process was designed to eliminate certificate forgery in the nation’s school system and to build a robust database for registered teachers across the country.
His words, “TRCN induction brings about a new spirit in teachers and enhances qualitative planning and administration of the teaching profession,”
The induction process, Wokocha added, confers legal and professional status on new teachers through the administration of the Teachers Oath of Allegiance.
The TRCN scribe further noted that the council had put in place necessary regulatory mechanisms to check corrupt practices in the education sector, in line with the Federal Government’s war against corruption.
He stated that the establishment of Teachers’ Investigating Panel (TIP), which investigates every teacher alleged to have violated professional code and the Teachers’ Tribunal, which gives the final sentence, were the mechanisms put in place by TRCN to fight corruption in the education system nationwide.
Provost, Federal College of Education, Eha Amufu, Professor Benjamin Mbah, commended TRCN for setting the standards and moving the stakes higher in teacher education in the country to a point where Nigerian teachers are now accepted internationally.
His words, “It is now left for us accredited teacher education institutions to produce world class teachers that meet the standards.”
He further applauded TRCN for linking Nigerian Teachers to Teaching Regulatory Authorities in Africa and the world (AFTRA) and (IFTRA) respectively.