In Owerri, Imo State, Education Commissioner calls for priority to teachers retraining

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in Imo has advised the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) to give priority to the training and retraining of teachers. The state Commissioner for Education, Mrs Ego Oduka, gave the advice at a meeting with officials of the council in her office in Owerri on Wednesday.

Oduka said “this is to ensure that only qualified teachers are employed in the schools, so that students can receive qualitatve education."
“Teaching is a noble profession and it is necessary that those in the profession should be qualified."
” Without quality teachers there will be no quality education, hence the need for training and retraining of teachers, ” she said.
She advocated the qualifications of teachers in Private secondary schools to be scrutinized before registering their students for external examinations.
She commended the TRCN for working in synergy with the ministry and for their efforts in sanitising the teaching profession.
Oduka promised to support the efforts of the Council and other stakeholders in the education sector.
Earlier, the Registrar of the TRCN, Prof Josiah Ajiboye, thanked the commissioner for recognising the role of teachers and the support of the minsitry.
Ajiboye also stated that the Council would remain committed to its duty of certifying, registering licensing and regulation of the activities of teachers.