The Ministry of Education has stated that every qualified and certified teacher would be employed as part of efforts to clean the education system of unqualified teachers.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono revealed this when monitoring the May Diet of the Teachers Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) organised for by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria in Abuja.
“We are dead serious about implementing the policy and we are also working very hard to ensure that we are also ready. The first thing that is going to happen is that TRCN and NTI are compiling a database of qualified teachers, those that have been certified, those who have taken this examination.
“And we are going to do it and even segregate them state by state and make them available to each state.
“That is going to be the first starting point, that anybody who has been certified as a teacher should be employed because we have no excuse for that.
“Indeed we are looking at even the possibility of collapsing our quality control and inspectorate division with the commission to ensure we effectively monitor together with our colleagues in the state,” the Permanent Secretary noted.
Report revealed that thirty thousdand teachers wrote the examination nationwide.