The Registrar of Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Prof. Josiah Ajiboye has said that, Nigeria must take the issue of teaching profession seriously to get it right.
Ajiboye who made the disclosure on Friday at a One-day workshop for ECAN with the theme: “Professionalism of Teaching and Teacher Education in Nigeria” noted that teaching profession is now at the centre of interaction in the country.
While lamenting the profession was pigeon hole over the years, he however commended the Education Correspondents Association of Nigeria (ECAN) for making the of the Council’s work better by putting TRCN at the central map of Education sector.
“If we need to get right as a country, issues of teachers should be given priority and taken seriously. The issue of teachers has been pigeon hole over the year in Nigeria, but thanked President Muhammed Buhari for changing the narrative.
Speaking at the workshop, the Chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists, Comrade Emmanuel Ogbeche, while commending ECAN for organizing the capacity workshop and the support given to ECAN by TRCN over the years, he llamented education sector is in shambles and need a collective ideas to reshape the sector but however commended for the work of Prof Ajiboye at the council and called on President Buhari to review his tenure.
Earlier, the Chairman of ECAN, Chuks Ukwuatu commended TRCN under the leadership of prof Ajiboye for his assistance so far to the association and for taking the Council to next level in the development of teaching profession.
The Chairman of NUJ, Abuja chaper, Emmanuel Ogbeche, the Publisher of NATIONAL ACCORD newspaper, Tom Chiahemen, Mr Okunola Abimbola of TRCN and Dr. Magaji Waziri also of TRCN were among those that presented papers at the occasion.