Prof Ajiboye Elected AFTRA President, Vows To Ensure African Countries Have Teaching Regulatory Body

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By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

The Registrar/Chief Executive, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Professor Segun Ajiboye has promised to ensure that all African countries have a teaching regulatory body

Prof Ajiboye gave the promise at his election as President of Africa Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities (AFTRA) in Accra Ghana at the end of its 9th Annual Conference and 11th Roundtable of the Federation held in Accra, Ghana.

The TRCN Registrar/Chief Executive said as the new AFTRA President he is determined not to let the Federation down and to expand AFTRA activities to more French and Arabic speaking countries. 

According to Prof Ajiboye, the election ” is a further confirmation of the giant strides Nigeria has been recording in boosting teacher’s morale, improving their capacity and cleaning the profession off quacks.

While promising  to assist countries who are yet to have teacher regulatory bodies to establish one, the TRCN boss stressed that this will enable all  Africa teachers will enjoy professional status and benefits.

Prof Ajiboye was first elected Deputy President of AFTRA in 2018 in Maseru, Lesotho at the extra ordinary Board meeting of the Federation

The Africa Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities is a continental body comprising of all teaching regulatory authority in all the 54 Africa countries. 

In addition, Prof Ajiboye was honoured with a Fellowship award and Life membership of AFTRA at the Conference presented by Ms Angelina Matsie Motshekga given his long standing contributions to teacher professionalism and teacher welfare issues, not only in Nigeria but in the continent. 

Other elected officers are: Deputy President- Zambia,  Secretary General- Ghana, Treasurer – Namibia and Assistant Secretary General- South Africa.

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