As part of efforts to strengthen its regulatory powers, the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, TCN, has approached the National Assembly for amendment to the Act establishing the Council for change to Teachers Regulatory Council of Nigeria.
Registrar of TRCN, Professor Josiah Ajiboye, who revealed this in Abuja at the 24th Annual Seminar of the Nigerian Academy of Education said although TRCN conducts registration of teachers, it performs other regulatory functions in terms of ensuring quality, monitoring and accreditation of programmes as well as providing training for teachers.
Ajiboye said when people hear teachers’ registration council, they normally think that the function is limited to registration of teachers.
He said a proposal has been forwarded to the House Committee on Basic Education and
a public hearing is being prepared for the amendment to sail through.