THE Anambra State government has said teachers without requisite qualifications will be disengaged by December 31.
Commissioner for Basic Education Prof. Kate Omenugha, in a statement by the ministry’s spokesman, Mr. Nnaemeka Egwuonwu, said the deadline was in line with the earlier directive of the Minister of Education to disengage teachers without requisite teaching qualifications.
She added that the reminder addressed to the Chairman, State Post Primary Schools Service (PPSSC), Anambra State Universal Basic Education (ASUBEB) and Education Secretaries, referred to the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) letter of April 24, 2019 which amplified the Minister’s directive.
According to the commissioner, the reminder also stated that qualified teachers should be registered and licensed with TRCN in line with Section 17, sub-section 2 of the enabling law establishing the council.
“I advise those teaching without the requisite qualification to acquire same before the December deadline,” she said.
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The Commissioner also tasked teachers to utilise the human capital development projects of government to build capacities for greater service delivery.
Omenugha spoke in Umuahia, Abia State, at a leadership training organised by the National Teachers Institute (NTI) for teachers in Southeast states.
She underscored the need for teachers to be computer literate to fit into the 21st century teaching and learning.
She said: “Being computer literate will assist teachers discharge their duties effectively in this present dispensation that teaching and learning are mostly digitalised.
“The recipient of 2017 best teachers’ award in Nigeria, Mr. Clement Okodo, a teacher at Central School, Abagana, Anambra State, was able to win following his exposure to Information Communication Technology (ICT) skills.”
One of the participants, Mrs. Helen Echekwube, praised NTI for organising the training, saying it would help improve teachers in their career.