The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) has described teachers as an indispensable tool for the development of human capital.
TRCN Registrar Josiah Ajiboye said so on Thursday during the seventh induction ceremony for 1,025 new graduate teachers from Nwafor Orizu College of Education, Nsugbe, Anambra.
During the swearing-in ceremony, Mr. Ajiboye, represented by the Acting Director of Professional Operations of TRCN, Abimbola Ahmed, said that the induction was a condition of professional practice.
He also said that the event constitutes the legal basis for admission to the teaching profession and for the regulation and control of the profession, as stipulated in the TRCN decree N0. 31 of 1993 (now the TRCN CAP T3 law of 2004).
“Teachers can be described as an indispensable tool for the development of the human capital of any nation. They are essential players in promoting quality education. They are advocates and catalysts for change,” said the TRCN boss. “While education is a means of improving life and uplifting society, teachers, being the main operator of the system, have many responsibilities incumbent upon them.”
He urged new teachers to always strive to improve their knowledge, especially on ICT, to positively impact their students in today’s digitally literate world.
Also, Ifeyinwa Osegbo, the provost of the college commended the graduates for proving themselves worthy of character and learning as required by the college.
She urged them to uphold the ethics of the teaching profession and always uphold high standards.
Speaking on behalf of the new inductees, Afoma Nwachukwu promised that the graduates would be good ambassadors for the college and perform their jobs in a professional manner.