TRCN Inducts 296 Graduates of Osun State University As Teachers

TRCN Inducts 296 Graduates of Osun State University As Teachers

Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo

Registrar of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, Prof Josiah Olusegun Ajiboye, at the weekend, inducted into the teaching profession 296 graduates of the College of Education of Osun State University for 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 academic sessions.

The graduates are professionals who sat and passed the qualifying examination of the TRCN.

The Provost of the College, Prof. Florence Adeoti Yusuf, described teachers as builders of the nation and without teachers, there would be no nations.

In his maiden speech, Ajiboye noted that the inductees have become professional teachers.

He said, “The induction is a prerequisite for confirmation of the status of a teacher. As a professional, it is a stage every teacher must pass through before he or she can be considered qualified to teach. It is the process that is targeted at giving due recognition to well-trained professional teachers.”  

 He stressed that the inductees affirmed their dedication and commitment to the profession by taking the oath and were formally recognised as professional teachers. 

The theme of the induction lecture was ‘Becoming a Teacherpreneur of the 21st Century: Implications for Creativity and Innovation’.

During her welcome address, the provost charged the students to explore opportunities around them and let them know the need for them to start from nowhere to become giants.

Yusuf emphasised a paradigm shift in the teaching profession and that teachers should create multiple avenues to make more income to live comfortably and alleviate poverty.

“As we are all aware, many countries are in dire need of professional teachers, to the extent that some developed countries, sometime last year, requested suitably qualified and certified teachers to apply for teaching jobs in their countries,” Yusuf stated. This is a testimony that you have been called into a noble profession where the kings and nobles, the rich and the poor, look up to you for the provision of the necessary relative permanent change in the behaviours of their children with a view to attaining their life ambitions. “

The provost urged them to work hard to guarantee their confidence in leading future generations to attain their life ambitions, such as lawyers, doctors, engineers, scientists, academics, etc.

Yusuf further contended that they have a profession that can shape minds, inspire dreams and transform lives, saying that they will have to instil knowledge, ignite curiosity, guide the present and next generation and change the world. 

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