Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has said that a database of qualified unemployed teachers is being gathered nationwide to ensure such people are employed into the teaching profession.
Adamu disclosed this while monitoring the 2018 Batch B Teacher Professional Qualifying Examination in Abuja on Saturday.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the no fewer than 17,000 would-be-teachers are expected to sit for the Computer-Based Teachers PQE nationwide scheduled to hold between October 19 and October 20.
Adamu, represented by Mr Sonny Echono, the Permanent Secretary, reiterated that by December 2019 any teacher not qualified, registered and licensed with the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria would be flushed out of the classrooms.
“We have decided at the level of policy, henceforth, after December 2019, anybody that is not a qualified, registered and licensed teacher would not be accepted in the classroom.
“Let your colleagues know there will be no extension by 2019 because we are compiling a database of qualified teachers, who are not employed.
“It makes no sense for us as a country to have people, who are qualified out of job and we have unqualified people in those jobs.
“We want to make sure that anybody who has this certification has a job, so we are going to ensure that is done first.”