The Teachers Registration Council, TRCN, has rescheduled its teachers’ Professional Qualifying Examination, PQE, in Sokoto and Zamfara States over recent security concerns.
TRCN’s Acting Director of Certification and Licensing, Dr Jacenta Ogboso, disclosed this in Abuja while supervising the examination on Saturday.
Ogboso said a total of 9,204 teachers participated in the exercise nationwide, with the exception of the two states.
The TRCN Acting Director noted that 125 candidates registered for the exercise in Sokoto while 151 candidates registered in Zamfara State, adding that the examination in the two states will be rescheduled as soon as the situation is better.
“We have to reschedule the exam for Sokoto and Zamfara States because we want to be sure of the situation. So those two are not writing today. They are going to either write online or we find another time,” she said.
She disclosed that 663 candidates sat for the exam in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
While commending the conduct of the exercise as very smooth She said the TRCN started the qualifying exam in 2017 and has kept improving on the processes to ensure the production of quality teachers
Recall that Sokoto witnessed some measure of unrest following the gruesome murder of a Christian student, Deborah Samuel.
Deborah was murdered by some Shehu Shagari College of Education students over alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad.
The State has since the incident remained uneasy, especially in the education sector.
The TRCN now says it will give the state time to heal before bringing teachers together to write the examination.
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