Nigeria: University Degree Now Minimum Teaching Qualification – FG

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The Nigerian Government have announced plans to make university first degree the minimum teaching qualification in Nigeria.

Speaking through its conduit, the Minister of Education, Ibrahim Shekarau, while receiving visiting Finns ambassador to Nigeria, Pirjo Suomela-Chowdhury.

According to reports by Punch, the envoy had told the Minister that all teachers in Finland had a minimum of Masters Degree because “teaching is a highly competitive profession due to huge interest by too many qualified people.”

Shekarau disclosed that the Federal Government would explore all measures to restore the respect, dignity and status of teachers in the country, adding that the target of the Federal Government was “to make First Degree as minimum teaching qualification.”

He said the minimum teaching qualification in Nigerian schools, since 1980, had been the National Certificate in Education.



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