Nigeria: Kebbi With Least Enrolment As 11,350 Lecturers Write Qualifying Exams

Nigeria: Kebbi With Least Enrolment As 11,350 Lecturers Write Qualifying Exams

By Chidimma C. Okeke

Registrar of Lecturers Registration Council (TRCN), Prof Josiah Ajiboye, stated 11,350 candidates on Saturday participated within the first batch of the Skilled Qualifying Examination (PQE) throughout the nation.

Prof Ajiboye, who acknowledged this whereas monitoring the train at Sascon Worldwide Faculty, Maitama, Abuja, stated experiences from throughout the nation confirmed that the examination recorded large enchancment by way of participation and the accreditation course of.

Ajiboye, who was accompanied by the Everlasting Secretary, Federal Ministry of Schooling, David Adejo, stated: “Effectively, usually, everywhere in the nation, we’ve got about 11,350 candidates who’re writing the examination, with Lagos State having the very best with 1,500 plus candidates, adopted by Kano State and the FCT; then you might have a state like Kebbi with the bottom variety of candidates for the examination.”

“There was a variety of enchancment as regards to even the accreditation process, as a result of a part of what we did was to develop an App to have the ability to accredit candidates; and that is working completely effectively. We’re capable of examine your identify, your passport {photograph} may even seem and all the pieces like that, so we all know that the folks which are writing the examination are those that truly utilized, so, it has been happening easily,” he stated.

He famous that the examination which is performed in all of the states of the federation, began on Wednesday and was concluded in some states on Friday.

Talking on the Federal Authorities’s effort to weed out unqualified lecturers, he stated one of many main processes of hunting down quacks within the educating occupation is the PQE as it’s now apparent that no person can get the TRCN licence with out passing a provisional qualifying examination.

He stated, “Even for those who’re a professor within the college, you simply have to jot down this examination earlier than you will get the certificates and the licence. And one other factor that we’re doing in that regard can also be faculty monitoring and we even have processes for checking our certificates, the authenticity of these certificates.”

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