A Teachers’ TV reality show to improve their status and reward them has been introduced
Addressing newsmen in Abuja, the Convener of the Teachers Reality TV Show Mr Enuagwuna Ubaka said teachers over the years have been relegated to the background and efforts must be harnessed towards changing the narrative.
Mr Ubaka explained that looking at what is obtainable in other countries of the world, teachers are treated as first class citizens as they rank amongst the highest paid.
He said “In my years as a teacher, I tried a couple of times to ask my students if they would want to be a teacher when they grow, they have always told me no. this is a reflection of how teachers are perceived in the country
The best graduating students in Finland are the ones that go into teaching while in Nigeria people go into teaching as the last resort if they are not able to get a job’’.
Mr Ubaka noted that teachers will be selected from across the country, stressing that the age bracket is between 21-45 years old.
He said they are expected to write essay on the title ‘What would you do differently if given the opportunity to change Nigeria’s educational system.
He said the judges will choose the best fifteen best qualified applicants to participate in the show.
He added that the winner will go home with a one million, five hundred naira.
The Dean Faculty of Education, Professor Musa Maisamari expressed optimism that the programme would enhance the status of the teaching profession in the country
He said the reality show is in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education and the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria.