Oyo state has more qualified teachers in the country topping Lagos, Kaduna, Abuja 5, 200 registration with the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN).
Presently, about 2.2million teachers have so far registered with the TRCN, ahead of the December 31 deadline for all teachers in the country to register with the council.
Lagos and Kaduna followed the top list of states with qualified teachers 5, 117 and 4, 616. respectively.
Also, the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) is the fourth with 4, 214 qualified registered teachers and followed by Plateau State with 3, 709.
But the state with the least number of qualified registered teachers is Sokoto State with only 363, trailing Zamfara State with 397 and Cross River State with 570.
In an interview with The Nation, TRCN Registrar, Prof. Segun Ajiboye, said that 83 percent of qualified teachers that had so far registered with the council were from public schools.
The Federal Ministry of Education had on June 7, 2019, sent a circular to all principals on the December 31 deadline for unqualified teachers to leave the teaching profession in the country.
Ajiboye said that the council would not back down on the December 31 deadline to flush out unqualified teachers from Nigerian schools.
The registrar explained that Nigeria needed quality teachers to deliver quality education and not those he called ‘quacks.’