TRCN Ongoing teachers’ registration will standardise salaries

Otikpa said that teachers would no longer be paid peanuts, when their qualifications were submitted to the council.

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The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) says the ongoing registration of teachers in public and private schools in the country will enhance their salaries.

Mrs Rosemary Otikpa, the Coordinator of TRCN in Anambra, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Awka.

NAN reports that May 31 was given as deadline by the council for teachers to register.

Otikpa said that teachers would no longer be paid peanuts, when their qualifications were submitted to the council.

“This exercise is not to witch-hunt teachers rather, it is for them to be paid according to their qualifications as is being done in developed countries."

“Although we don’t have unqualified teachers in the state, all we are saying is that when all of them have filled the form, then, the salary scale will be clearer."

“All the teachers will be going home with what they duly deserve based on their qualification,” she said.

Otikpa said that initially, private school teachers in the state were reluctant in participating, until they were informed of the need to do so.

“Most owners of private schools make the money but, ironically, pay their teachers peanuts."

“With this measure in place, they will be compelled to pay teachers standardised salaries, this made most of the private schools teachers to register,” she said.

NAN reports that TRCN is the headquarters of African Forum for Teaching Regulatory Agency (AFTRA) that sees to the welfare of teachers on the continent.

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