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7 Functions of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria

Here in this post, we are going to discuss 7 functions of the teacher registration council of Nigeria. We hope you find this information useful.

Every teacher in Nigeria, has the responsibility of following the rules of teaching in the country, as set up by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria.

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria was founded in the year, 1993. This Council remained an agency that is directly supervised by the Federal Ministry of Education.

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7 Functions of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria
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Why the Council? Why did the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria established? Someone may ask. The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria was established for the purpose of controlling, as well as standardizing education in Nigeria.

Besides numerous functions assigned to the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, the Council has one peculiar function, and this function is in the provision of the best and well trained teachers into the Nigerian Education Institutions.

In achieving this mandate, the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria has the responsibility of following the Council Act.

In other words, for instance, if someone intends to practice teaching profession in Nigeria, he must pass through the examination set by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria.

And no teacher is permitted to teach in Nigeria, except the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria gives such fellow an approval.

Therefore, the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria plays a vital role in the Nigerian educational system by serving as a necessary instrument in the system.

Apart from making the necessary provisions for teacher’s education, the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria also functioned as a united organization for Nigerian teachers. A forum, where teachers can share the reservoirs of their knowledge.

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What Are The Functions Of The Teachers Registration Council Of Nigeria?

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria has a lot of functions to perform., even though, I may not attempt to explain all the functions there is for the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, but I will attempt to explain as many as I can in this article. Below are the functions of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria:

1. Determines Who Is A Qualified Teacher And Who Is Not A Qualified Teacher

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria has a function of determining who is a qualified teacher in the country, and who is not a qualified teacher.

The Council therefore, is the custodian of the information concerning teaching profession in Nigeria hence, the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria provides all the relevant and necessary information that has to do with teaching profession in the country.

2. Determines Standards For Teachers In The Country

Every profession has standards of practice, and so does the teaching profession. So what the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria does, is in making sure that, it determine standards to be upheld in the teaching profession.

That is why, in teaching profession, anyone cannot just come in, and he must receive proper training. It is mandatory that every teacher should follow or comply with a set out standards in the teaching profession, and it is the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria that is providing these standards.

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3. Determines Necessary Skills And Necessary Knowledge For Teachers

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria is saddled with the responsibility of determining what knowledge and what skills that are necessary for Nigerian teachers.

Apart from this responsibility on the part of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, the Council also has been empowered to make sure that, it rises the standards in the teaching profession if need be or when need arises, in terms of reasons and/or circumstances.

Registers Teachers and Also Maintains The List Of Teachers

Another function of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, is that, it has to make sure that, it registered every qualified teacher in the country, all teachers, I mean.

Having registered everyone of this teacher in Nigeria, it is yet, the function of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria to make available the list of all these teachers, and must also see to it that the list of registered teachers in the country is maintained.

4. Regulates Every Aspect Of Teaching Profession

Regulations of all aspects of teaching profession in Nigeria remained one primary function of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria.

As a professional organization, as well as a regulatory body that sees to the quality delivery of education in Nigeria, the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria has a responsibility of regulating all that needed to, in teaching profession, provided it can achieve its goals.

More so, the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria has a mandate of setting rules for the purpose of maintaining everyone of this area.

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5. Qualifiers Teachers Based On Level of Training

It is the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria that qualifies teachers. It is the Council that will determined who qualified as a teacher, and who does not qualified as a teacher.

And by way of qualifying Nigerian teachers, the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria will do this based on the quality and level of training received by each teacher.

However, the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria has determined and set the levels for qualification of Nigerian teachers.

The Council has also sets up the rules, where a teacher can acquire a particular level in teaching profession, although, standards set up for a particular level of teaching varies, but a teacher must have a certain qualification.

7. Establishes Different Programmes To Carry Out Its Functions Effectively

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria may decides to embark on some set of programmes for the purpose of carrying out its functions effectively.

Such programmes can serve as spring board to discharging their functions quite accurately towards hitting a given target or achieving the overall goal of the Council.

For these programmes to serve as such as springboard for the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria to effectively discharge its functions, the Council has to make sure that, it monitors the programmes, as well as, enhances the programmes. For instance, these programmes can be built on a systematic basis, provided they meet the Council’s expectations.

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Conclusion

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria was established for the purpose of controlling, as well as standardizing education in Nigeria

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