By MAGNUS EMUJI
Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, has reiterated the determination of the state to embrace the certification of teachers as a deliberate strategy to enhance professionalism.
Chief Ukah, who stated this at the College of Education, Agbor, Ika south local government area while monitoring the commencement of the 2020 Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) examination, commended the Council for interfacing with the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education in the conduct of the examination.
The Commissioner encouraged teachers in the state to register for the examination and be armed with the certificate so as not to fall short of the requirements of the TCRN with respect to professionalism.
In her remarks, the State Co-ordinator, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, Mrs. Sarah Uge, reminded the Commissioner that in accordance with the mandate of the council, it was compulsory for every teacher in the country to possess the TRCN certificate.
Mrs. Uge said 315 teachers registered for the examination in the state, adding that in line with Coviid19 protocols on social distancing, only 80 teachers would sit for the examination each day.
She emphasized that the 23 teachers who could not participate in the first day of the examination would be given another chance to come for the examination that will come to a close on Saturday, July 25, 2020 as all that registered for the examination would be accommodated.