TRCN TO PARTNER WITH NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PROPRIETORS OF PRIVATE SCHOOLS

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TRCN TO PARTNER WITH NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PROPRIETORS OF PRIVATE SCHOOLS

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, (TRCN), has agreed to partner with the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools in Nigeria in the call for a serious regulation that would monitor the way people invest in private schools in the country.

Welcoming the National President of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools in Nigeria Dr. (Mrs.) Sally Nkem Adukwu-Bolujoko, to his office in Abuja recently, the TRCN scribe said, the camaraderie that has existed between TRCN and NAPPS from inception has helped the Council in raising the professional standards for Nigerian teachers. He commended Dr. Sally Bolujoko, for her relentless efforts towards ensuring professionalism amongst teachers in private schools across the country.

According to him, “it is a fact that private education provision in Nigeria has given a challenge to public education system in the country.” He however noted that the research carried out by TRCN under his watch showed that over 90% of private schools in the FCT were not TRCN compliant.

In her speech, the National President of NAPPS, Dr. (Mrs.) Sally Nkem Adukwu-Bolujoko, stated that NAPPS has sponsored a bill at the National Assembly to stop the endemic situation where people who are none professional teachers form the bulk of proprietors of private schools across the country.  This development, she said, was not acceptable and should be rejected in all its ramifications. “We are presently calling for a serious regulation that would monitor the way people invest in private schools.” She stressed, adding that NAPPS was already carrying out advocacy, encouraging their members who presently are from other professions to undergo Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), and other relevant programmes in other to qualify as professional teachers.

 

Ojewuyi Muyiwa

Head, Information-TRCN

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