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FG Discloses Plan For First class, Second Class Upper Graduates In Teaching

The Federal Government of Nigeria FG discloses plan for first class and second class upper graduates.

This plan is to engage these graduates as teachers.

Sony Echonu, the permanent secretary, Ministry of Education, made this statement on Saturday.

This was after monitoring the conduct of the 2020 October Diet Batch B Teachers’ Professional Qualifying Examinations, (PQE).

He said that teachers current teachers who were not qualified or licensed to teach would be removed from the teaching service.

This evacuation will make way for more qualified candidates especially first class and second class upper graduates.

He said in his statement,

“With effect from next year, we will not admit or engage people as teachers if they don’t meet a particular threshold.

We are now limiting entry to only the best, you must have a first-class or a 2/1 as a minimum.

“If you have qualification in other subjects that is not in education,

we arrange for a conversion programme to be administered by NTI, TRCN and any university

that has faculties of education that has this programme because you have to learn pedagogy

and the other ways of communicating and managing students.”

He also added that by next week, a committee will be flagged off to attend to all licensing and registration of teachers

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