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TRCN inducts 835 NOCEN graduates

From Aloysius Attah, Onitsha

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) has inducted 835 graduates of various disciplines and certificates from the Nwafor Orizu College of Education, Nsugbe (NOCEN) Anambra State into the teaching profession.

Conducting the ceremony, the third session in the college, Registrar/Chief Executive of TRCN, Prof. Josiah Ajiboye expressed optimism that the inductees possess the mental ability to spring positive surprises at critical times in the quality of teachers needed in Nigeria today.

The Registrar represented by the Director, Professional Operations, Ibrahim Roni also said today’s teachers must not only fit into the knowledge informed demands of contemporary life,but must be at a shoulder level with every other professional groups functioning in the wider context of a knowledge driven economy.

He said that from the induction, all the inductees have been accepted into the teaching profession without the rigors of undergoing all the cycles of Professional Qualifying Examinations.

Provost of NOCEN, Dr. Ego Uzoezie in an address, said the inductees comprised of graduates with various qualifying degrees like Post graduate diploma in Education, PGDE, Bachelors in Education, B. Ed and National Certificate in Education, NCE.

She described education as an important instrument for national growth and development and praised the efforts of the TRCN in repositioning the teaching profession while noting that no educational system can rise above the quality of its teachers.

The provost noted that the world is changing while fresh challenges continue to emerge hence the need for professionalism in the teaching career so as to develop skills and competence through Continuing Professional Development (CDP) to enable the teachers address the emerging problems.


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