Private school owners hiring unqualified teachers, worsening education standard – FG

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria has come down hard on some proprietors of private schools, saying they contribute to the poor standard of education by employing quacks as teachers.

It accused the private school owners of allegedly promoting quackery to maximise profit.

The council’s registrar, Prof Josiah Ajiboye, disclosed this in an interview.

The registrar accused some private school owners of unleashing just anybody on pupils in the name of hiring teachers.

He said while a large percentage of teachers in public schools are well-trained and qualified, the same could not be said of private schools.

The TRCN had earlier said about 90 per cent of teachers in private schools in the south-western states of Ogun, Lagos, Osun, Oyo, Ondo and Ekiti were not qualified to be registered with the council.

The TRCN also called on states to vet the list of teachers before registering new schools. It stated, “TRCN is following up with the state governments that register these private schools to make available the list of their teachers as part of the conditions for registration.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button