The Nigeria Union of Teachers has called on the Federal Government to reverse its decision to stop funding the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN).

The National President of NUT, Audu Amba was speaking Thursday in Abuja at the Public Presentation of the Professional Standards for School Leadership.

Amba said that the decision to stop funding the council was inimical, noting that the council was critical to the development of teaching profession in the country. 

“TRCN is the regulatory body that professionalise every body that teaches in primary, secondary and universities. 

“We woke up overnight that federal government decided to say that they have stopped funding the TRCN.

“I have never seen everywhere in the world that a regulatory body that supposed to regulate the teaching profession is not funded, do we really mean business when doing this?.

He added that the country place much attention to other aspect while giving lip service to the teaching profession, the real implementer of other sector .

“We will agitate and make sure government fund TRCN because we have gone a long way as the leading country in Africa, so we can’t be seen retracting,” he said.

On his part ,the Registrar/Chief Executive of TRCN, Prof. Josiah Ajiboye said the review of the Professional Standards for School Leadership was undertaken to reflect the evolving instructional roles of school leaders.

Ajiboye said it was also to provide a comprehensive guiding framework that addresses the contemporary challenges and opportunities within the education system.

According to him, while the existing professional standards emphasise the administrative responsibilities of school leaders, there was a recognised need to establish comprehensive standards that address their crucial role in instructional leadership.

“This charged them with the responsibility to provide professional learning for teachers and are considered as the most effective type of leadership practice for improving student learning outcomes.

” The document is setting the stage for a transformative impact on the educational landscape of Nigeria.

“The standards outlined herein are intended to promote a culture of continuous improvement, professional growth, and accountability among school leaders,” he said.