The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, TRCN, has disclosed that 9,246 Nigerian teachers who sat for the Batch A professional qualifying exam held in July 2020, failed the exam.
A statement by TRCN indicated that 44, 363 candidates registered for the examination. 37,340 candidates participated in the examination while 7,023 candidates could not turn up for the examination, perhaps, due to COVID-19 restrictions.
It further disclosed that 28,094 candidates recorded success in the examination, while 9, 246 candidates failed the examination.
The council’s registrar, Josiah Olusegun Ajiboye described the candidates’ performance as encouraging, hoping for improved performance in subsequent exercises.
”About 44,363 candidates registered for the examination but the total examined was 37,340 candidates. Due to the prevalence of Covid-19 and something like that, a large number of candidates could not move around or write the exam.
“We can see that it is a fair result- 75.24 percent is not bad. Gradually we are beginning to see that the pre-service teachers are getting familiarised with the use of computers. Initially when we started the failure was very high.
“The major reason we introduced the teacher qualifying exam is that we felt it is not possible for everybody to just walk in to the profession and just register like that (without writing an exam)”.