Education Reform: Teachers Entry Level is Only for 1st&2nd Class Upper Graduates-FG

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Education Reform: Teachers Entry Level is for 1st/2nd Class Graduates-FG: The Federal Government has made it crystal clear, only First Class and Second Class Graduates from the nation’s institution will be allowed as entry level in the teaching profession

The teaching profession is a service that must be of high standard and quality, only the best will be allowed to man the profession, Mr. Sonny Echono, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, made this known in Abuja, Saturday, after checking and supervising the November diet of TRCN Professional Qualification Examination (PQE).

He reiterates Federal Government commitment towards quality education to Nigerians, lately, the Buhari administration Gave special Salary scale to Teachers and increased the retirement age from 35 to 40 years- a move that saw many teachers jubilating and waiting for its implementation

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The Education Sector is a pillar of learning,  all teachers in Nigeria will be treated and provided with the basic skills needed to grow the sector with pride and international Stardard,  

“With effect from next year, we will not admit or engage teachers if they don’t meet a particular threshold. We are now limiting entry into the teaching profession to only the best, meaning that you must either be a first class or second class upper graduate. That’s the minimum we can take because we want the best as teachers.


“Nevertheless, if you have qualification in other subjects that is not in education, we would arrange for a conversion programme to be administered by National Teachers’ Institute (NTI), TRCN or any university that has faculties of education

“To address these challenges, my administration has approved the following for teachers and the teaching profession. That in order to attract investment in the teaching profession, the quality of the introduction of a bursary award has been restored.

“There will be a special pension scheme to enable the teaching profession to retain its experienced talents as well as extend teachers retirement age to 65 years and the duration of teaching years to 40 years.”


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