The Provost of Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin, Dr. AbdulRaheem Yusuf has called on Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria to establish Teaching Schools/Centres across the six geo-political zones of the country. This, he suggested, would be in addition to conducting the newly introduced Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE), which he said is just a phase of the teaching/learning process. These schools he added would have the mandate of ensuring the implementation of a compulsory teaching curriculum before taking the professional examination.
The Provost's remarks were made as Teachers' Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) inducted well over 1800 NCE graduates of Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin. The event which was held within the premises of the College had representatives of TRCN and the College management as well as Deans and Directors of Schools and Centres in attendance.
The TRCN appreciated the incumbent management for helping it to achieve its long-term dream of inducting the College NCE graduates which eventually culminated into the induction of the 2013/2014 to 2016/2017 sets of students. The representative of the Executive Secretary of TRCN, Alhaji Adamu Bello, appreciated the Chief Executive Officer of the College, whom he called the "Proactive Provost", for his advice describing it as the best the TRCN as an agency has had so far.
Alhaji Adamu reaffirmed the remark of the Provost on the nationwide acceptability of the certificate as he stated that it has gained worldwide acceptability under international accord. He added that the TRCN would from January 2019 commence its implementation of zero tolerance for non-certified teachers in the educational industry.