The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria,TRCN,has announced that a total of 11,487 candidates passed its annual Professional Qualifying Examination conducted recently across the country.
This was disclosed by the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of TRCN, Prof. Josiah Ajiboye, on Friday in Abuja ,while briefing newsmen on the achievements recorded by the council.
Ajiboye, stated that out of the 17,602 candidates sat for the examination that qualifies one as professional teacher, disclosed that 3,650 teachers failed the exercise.
His words: “A total of 17,602 candidates took the examination, 11,487 passed which is 75.9percent while 3,650 candidates failed, which is 24.1 per cent.”
The examination, which was the second series to be conducted by TRCN for 2020 took place between 12 and 14 November.
While stating the special salary package and other benefits for teachers by President Muhammadu Buhari remains top as its greatest achievement for 2020, the TRCN boss expressed delight that the National Council of Education has recently approved all as announced by the President during the recent World Teachers Day.