‘Adopt B.Ed as minimum qualification for teaching’



A former senior inspector in the Federal Ministry of Education, Professor Benedicta Egbo, has called for the adoption of Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) as the minimum qualification for teaching in Nigeria.

Prof. Egbo, who made the call in Abuja at the presentation and launching of her book titled: “Education and Sustainable Development in 21st Century Nigeria” said that many developed and developing countries had since adopted B.Ed as minimum qualification for teaching.

The professor, who is the founding editor of International Journal of Teaching and Learning, opined that there was need to review the National Policy on Education to meet the challenges of the 21st century and other societal needs.

“Perhaps, it is time to do away with the Nigerian Certificate for Education (NCE). In many developing countries, the minimum qualification to teach at all levels is a Masters degree.

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  • Mac Makol

    still laying so much emphasis on certificates, does someone with a B. Ed necessarily have more content that one with an NCE? These are the issues that needs to be addressed.