Over 30,000 professional teachers in Nigeria have registered for the annual teachers’ conference, Professor Josiah Ajiboye, Registrar of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) said.
The virtual conference is organised by the TRCN in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Prof Ajiboye said the teachers’ conference- the second in a series, which will hold virtually on Monday, August 22, and Tuesday, August 23, 2022, would be declared open by Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education.
He explained that the annual conference had been institutionalized in fulfilment of TRCN’s mandate, adding that the theme of this year’s edition is: “Strengthening Teacher Capacity for More Resilient, Transformative and Inclusive Education System”.
“The 2022 annual conference of registered teachers is the second edition of the conference, and over 30,000 participants have registered online; about 9,000 followers are expected to follow on our social media handles, such as Facebook streaming live.”
” Similarly, over 10,000 others will view the programme live on UNESCO social media handles.”
” A couple of others will be viewing the program in set-up centres across three states – Jigawa, Kano and Kaduna.”
According to the registrar, apart from UNESCO, this year’s conference is also being supported by PLANE and Save-the-Children- International (SCI) as well as some government agencies such as the National Council for Colleges of Education (NCCE) and National Teachers’ Institute (NTI).
Recall that the conference’s first edition was held on January 26 and 27, 2021, with thousands of registered/professional teachers in attendance.