The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) has warned the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) to stop posting graduates without education degrees to teach in schools.
According to the Registrar and Chief Executive of Prof Segun Ajiboye, on Monday, the council had written to the Director General of the Corps on why graduates without education degrees should not be posted to schools to teach.
While lamenting the collapsing education system in Nigeria when persons without requisite professional skills are deployed to teach, the chief executive noted that most of those posted to teach during the mandatory one-year scheme do not have qualifications to teach.
He added that there are challenges of having qualified teachers in some states of the federation.
Ajiboye addressed reporters in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Transforming Education, the theme for this year’s International Youth Day.
Ajiboye said, “We have written a letter to the NYSC Director General that only those who read Education should be posted to schools during their service year. This will ensure that only round pegs are deployed to round holes.
“Why are doctors not posted to teach? Why are Education graduates not deployed to hospitals to operate the sick? If you cannot allow a teacher to treat you in the hospital, why should you allow a fake teacher to teach your children and destroy their future? We should not debase the teaching profession.
“Governors must also ensure that they train and re-train those in their schools. Human capital development must be taken seriously to transform our education system.”
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