Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has said that a database of qualified unemployed teachers was being gathered nationwide to ensure such people are employed into the teaching profession.
Adamu made this known while monitoring the 2018 Batch B Teacher Professional Qualifying Examination PQE in Abuja on Saturday. Newsmen report that the no fewer than 17,000 would-be-teachers are expected to sit for the Computer Based Teachers PQE nationwide scheduled to hold between Oct. 19 and Oct. 20.
Adamu, represented by Mr Sonny Echono, the Permanent Secretary, reiterated that by December 2019 any teacher not qualified, registered and licensed with the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria TRCN would be flushed out of the classrooms.
He added that those who would not meet the deadline would have to leave but would have the opportunity to return after taking the PQE, which he said is a continuous exercise. The Minister said the Federal Government was committed to upgrading the status of teachers to attract the best brains into the profession.