Graduates of GOUNI and IEcE inducted as TRCN members
Serving teachers and new recipients of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria certificates are requested to be the redemptive force of the teaching career. This calls for new orientation, better attitude to work, and rebooting of skills in line with modern trends in the education sector.
The Registrar and Chief Executive, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria Prof Jòsiah Olusegun Ajiboye stated this during the induction of graduates of Godfrey Okoye University Enugu and the Institute of Ecumenical Education, Thinkers Corner, Enugu.
Professor Ajiboye said the teachers should not remain stagnant in learning and expect to be relevant in the new age of information explosion.
“The event we are witnessing today is a demonstration of the zeal and commitment of the University and the institute’s management aimed at improving the teaching and learning process in the country as induction protocol is one of the critical elements that adorn a profession and make it clear that teaching is no longer an all-comers affair”.
“You must become agents of positive change and erase from your heart, the negative stereotypes associated with the teaching profession.”
Welcoming the Registrar, the Vice Chancellor of the University and Provost of the Institute, Reverend Father Prof Christian Anieke represented by his Deputy, Sr. Prof MarySylvìa Nwachukwu described a teacher as the agent that spends his life making others.
Sr. Prof. Nwachukwu said the Institutions will continue to collaborate with TRCN to train more professional teachers.
In a lecture titled TEACHING AS A PROFESSION, The Dean Faculty of Education, Godfrey Okoye University Enugu, and former President Mathematical Association of Nigeria, Prof Uche Agwaga reminded the inductees that teaching is not an easy profession, stressing that it required years of training, dedication and organized behavior.
Prof Agwaga listed the challenges of teachers to include the presence of unqualified, irresponsible, indiciplined and discontempted teachers.
She regreted that despite all efforts to advertise the importance of studying education and becoming a teacher, many Nigerian still assume that practicing the profession is an abomination.
About 40 graduates of the two institutions were inducted during the event attended by the principal officers of the institutions as well as heads of departments.
By: Godwin Umeh.