The Registrar/Chief Executive, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Professor Segun Ajiboye has been elected as President of Africa Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities (AFTRA) in Accra Ghana.
Ajiboye’s election took place at the end of its 9th Annual Conference and 11th Roundtable of the Federation held in Accra, Ghana.
Ajiboye, who has been vigorously pursuing professionalising teaching in Nigeria promised not to let the Federation down and to expand AFTRA activities to more French and Arabic speaking countries.
The TRCN boss disclosed that the election is a further confirmation of the giant strides Nigeria has been recording in boosting teacher’s morale, improving their capacity and cleaning the profession off quacks.
He also promised to assist countries who are yet to have teacher regulatory bodies to establish one, so that together Africa teachers will enjoy professional status and benefits.
Ajiboye was first elected Deputy President of AFTRA in 2018 in Maseru, Lesotho at the extra ordinary Board meeting of the Federation
The Africa Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities is a continental body comprising of all teaching regulatory authority in all the 54 Africa countries.
In addition, Ajiboye was honoured with a Fellowship award and Life membership of AFTRA at the Conference presented by Ms Angelina Matsie Motshekga given his long standing contributions to teacher professionalism and teacher welfare issues, not only in Nigeria but in the continent.
Other elected officers are: Deputy President- Zambia, Secretary General- Ghana, Treasurer – Namibia and Assistant Secretary General- South Africa.