The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria on Tuesday said over 17, 602 teachers from across 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory would take its Professional Qualifying Examination scheduled for this weekend.
The Registrar/Chief Executive Officer, TRCN, Prof. Olusegun Ajiboye, said this during a press briefing in Abuja.
According to him, Osun State has the highest candidates with 1, 727 teachers followed by Adamawa with 1, 623 candidates, and Lagos with 934 candidates.
While the FCT has 850 candidates expected to sit the examinations, Ebonyi has the least number of registered teachers with 119 candidates after Bayelsa, which has 128 candidates.
Ajiboye said the examinations would not hold in Jigawa and Ekiti states for this particular digest, adding that they were unable to meet up with the 100 benchmarks for candidates’ registration per state.
He said, “We are going ahead with our examination. In the last examination, we had over 46, 000 candidates that registered. But because of the pandemic, we couldn’t register many teachers for this diet. We cannot stop that is why we still have to go ahead.
“This time around we are having about 17, 602 teachers that are going to take this examination in this October diet. We have the examination in about 34 states and the FCT. Only two states – Jigawa and Ekiti are not going to be involved.”