Only First Degree Holders will be Employed as Teachers – Shekarau

The Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, has disclosed that the federal government is planning to make first degree the minimum teaching qualification in Nigeria.

He made the disclosure yesterday (Thursday), when he received the Finish Ambassador to Nigeria, Pirjo Suomela-Chowdhury, in his office.
The minister, who said the target of the federal government was to make first degree as minimum teaching qualification, noted that from 1980 the minimum teaching qualification to teach in school is National Certificate in Education (NCE).
He said this could be upped to first degree in time to come, adding that currently there are a number of graduates teaching in primary schools in the country.

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