SUNNY DAVID, AWKA
Anambra state government has given December 31 this year as the deadline for teachers without the requisite qualification to either acquire it or be booted out of the system.
The state ministry of basic education in a statement by its public relations officer, Mr. Nnaemeka Egwuonwu, for the commissioner, Prof. Kate Omenugha, gave the warning on Wednesday.
The commissioner said it was in line with an earlier directive of the minister of education to disengage teachers without the right qualification by December.
She added that a reminder had earlier been addressed to the chairman of the Post Primary Schools Service Commission (PPSSC), Anambra State Universal Basic Education (ASUBEB) and education secretaries.
Prof. Omenugha also referred to the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria’s (TRCN) letter of April 24, regarding the minister’s directive.
According to the commissioner, the reminder urged teachers to be registered and licensed by 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.
The commissioner also tasked teachers to utilise the human capital development projects of government to build their capacities for greater service delivery.