Prof Josiah Ajiboye, the Registrar of Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria has been elected as the President of the Africa Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities (AFTRA).
Prof Ajiboye took over from Mr Mabutho Cele who has been in the leadership saddle for a period of 5 years at the end of the 11 round table conference in Accra Ghana.
Ajiboye was also honoured with a fellowship award and Life membership of AFTRA at the Conference given his long standing contributions to teacher professionalism and teacher welfare issues in Nigeria and in the entire continent of Africa.
In his acceptance speech, Ajiboye promised not to let the Federation down and to expand AFTRA activities to more French and Arabic speaking countries.
He also promised to assist countries who are yet to have teacher regulatory bodies to establish one,in to enable teachers in Africa enjoy professional status and benefits.
The Africa Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities is a continental body made up of all teaching regulatory authorities in all the 54 Africa countries.
Others elected officers are: Deputy President from Zambia, Secretary General from Ghana, Treasurer from Namibia and Assistant Secretary General from South Africa.