The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria says no fewer than 22,000 prospective teachers are expected to sit for the Computer Based Teachers Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) nationwide from June 7 to June 9. Mr Olumuyiwa Ojewuyi, Head Press and Protocol, TRCN, made this known in a statement made available to News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Tuesday. Ojewuyi said the Council had concluded arrangements toward a successful conduct of the 2018 batch ‘A’ computer-based teachers (CBT) PQE for would-be teachers.
“These teachers, who have met the council’s conditions for registration, certification, and licensing and have been cleared, are to sit for the examination from Thursday, June 7 to Saturday, June 9, 2018. He quoted the Registrar/Chief Executive of the Council, Prof. Josiah Ajiboye, as saying that 22, 202 candidates have been cleared to write the examination. “In actual fact, we have cleared 22, 202 teachers for the batch ‘A’ examination at designated computer-based examination centres in the 36 states of the Federation and the FCT”.
The Registrar noted that the Council received over 30, 000 applications for the batch ‘A’ examination but about 8,000 applicants were turned down for insufficient credentials and some other technical reasons.