The proposed Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) for teachers in the country will hold before the end of 2017, Registrar/Chief Executive, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Prof. Josiah Ajiboye, has said.
Prof. Ajiboye, who stated this in a chat with newsmen in Abuja, said TRCN had taken possession of the test items, adding that the items had been designed and tailored to suit the various categories of teachers to be registered.
In a statement made available to The AUTHORITY by the Head, Information/Public Relations of TRCN, Mr Ojewuyi Muyiwa, Prof. Ajiboye said the Council had gone to the Joint Consultative Committee on Education (JCCE) to sensitize Nigerians about the examination.
“Everything is set, and we are presently working out the necessary modalities for aggressive sensitization of the teachers who represent our major stakeholders in this process,” he said.
The TRCN boss reiterated that the President Muhammad Buhari’s administration is committed to teacher quality and professionalism.
Responding to questions on the call for the education sector to reconsider re-adopting the Teacher Grade II system of Education, Prof. Ajiboye said, the nation’s education system does not need to go back to grade II system in order to revamp the education system.
He said the review that the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) was carrying out should reflect parts of the old Grade II curriculum.