The Registrar/Chief Executive of Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria, Prof Olusegun Ajiboye, has said that teaching will no longer be an all comers’ affairs.
He made this statement at the graduation of Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Induction ceremony for Ph.D, Master, Bachelor and NCE graduates into TRCN, organised by Topmost College of Education, at the College Auditorium recently.
Ajiboye said that cheaters would no longer be allowed in the classrooms, adding that the council would soon go into the level of enforcement having been empowered by the Federal Government with Teachers’ Investigative Panel and Teachers’ Tribunal to ensure prosecution of non-qualified teachers.
“Teaching is the mother of all professions. We teach, others learn. As teachers who don’t want to be pushed over, we can’t be static. Learning is a lifelong process for a teacher especially in the area of technology. The country no longer has room for analog teachers but digital teachers,” he said.
Guest speaker at the event, the Director of Academic Planning, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Otto-Ijanikin, Lagos, Dr. Lawal Babatunde, said the teaching profession was a noble one as teachers play pivotal role in any society. He added that no country could claim to be anything without the impact of teachers.