The Federal Government has said that it is set to build the capacity of teachers as thorough-bred professionals who can meet the ideals of global best practices in knowledge impartation.
The Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Professor Olusegun Ajiboye, stated this in Ibadan in a chat with newsmen on the upcoming capacity-building workshop to train the trainers on the implementation of professional standards for Nigerian teachers.
The workshop, which will attract selected teachers and directors of schools on quality assurance from across Nigeria, is geared towards improving teaching and learning outcomes in the country.
According to Ajiboye, the workshop which was held on Tuesday, June 13 at the University of Ibadan, is to ‘Train the Trainers’ (ToT) and expose them to the professional standards for teachers in Nigeria.
Ajiboye stated that the professional standard is an abstraction of the national minimum benchmark for various teachers’ education programmes in Nigeria.
While noting that implementation of the professional standards forms the core of the mandate of the present administration, the TRCN boss noted that teachers held the key to a great Nigerian future and must be equipped with standards that could guarantee a sustainable and positive future of Nigeria,