The Registrar and Chief Executive of the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Professor Josiah Ajiboye in a briefing on Tuesday said Finland has the best education system in the world, of high quality because they placed the “learner at the centre of education and the quality of their teachers is top-notch.”
In his statement, Ajiboye said that the Finland model is what Nigeria should emulate he also revealed that no fewer than 17,606 teachers across the country are to sit for the 2020 qualifying examinations billed for November 12 to 14, the figure (17,606) is a drop from over 40,000 recorded in the previous examination and that the number of batches also reduced from three to two, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
He further gave a breakdown of the 2020 qualifying examinations: Osun State tops the list with 1,727 candidates, followed by Adamawa, 1,623 candidates; Nasarawa, 934, and the FCT with 850 candidates. He said that Jigawa and Ekiti states were, however, excluded from the computer-based examination for their failure to meet the benchmark of 100 candidates per state.
The registrar also commended the Federal Government for making commitments to improve teachers welfare in the country, while assuring that TRCN would continue to collaborate with relevant stakeholders in ensuring improved quality of teachers.