Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria Prof. Josiah Ajiboye
Over 400,000 teachers and educators have registered for the first edition of the National Conference of Registered Teachers in the context of emergencies.
The online conference is on, “Teaching and Learning in the Context of COVID-19 and other Emergencies; Implication for Teachers’ Professional Development.”
About 1.6 million children globally were not able to go to school during the pandemic and about 62 million teachers were also affected, Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, Prof. Josiah Ajiboye, said at a news conference in Abuja on Friday.
He said COVID-19 pandemic had brought challenges, and that teachers must be adequately equipped on how to cope.
The TRCN boss who said the conference would be declared open by Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said it would chart an effective safe teaching system amid the pandemic.
According to him, teachers would acquire new knowledge and skills from the wide array of speakers as well as share experiences and learn from experts on how to manage teaching and learning.
“We are trying to navigate how to go to school and we believe teachers need support and to be able to support their children in emergencies.
The conference organised with the support from UNESCO, would have in attendance Ms. Folawe Omikunle of Teach for Nigeria, Prof. Wale Olatukun, former winner of Maltina Teacher of the Year, he added.