Big Blow To Teachers As TSC Bans Some Teaching Courses/Subjects In Education

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Teachers who took courses which are not currently in the curriculum will NOT be registered by TSC whether or not they undertook a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and an Enhancement or Bridging. TSC says the courses do not provide sufficient subject content hence the mastery of the content in two teaching subjects is not adequate as required

This is sad news and a blow to teachers under the named category because in accordance to TSC codes and laws, no teacher is allowed to teach without a TSC registration certificate and if found teaching unregistered is guilty of the offense and must face criminal charges.

“Applicants for registration whose training is in subjects that are currently not in the curriculum do not qualify irrespective of having undertaken a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and or Enhancement.” wrote TSC in the current Registration Guidelines for a new teacher.

“Those who have undertaken a PGDE with these courses are not eligible for registration as teachers. These courses do not provide sufficient subject content and therefore the mastery of the content in two teaching subjects is not adequate as required.” reads another part of the directive.

"If your degree is in subjects that are not taught in secondary schools, you will not be considered the fact that you have since graduated with a PGDE notwithstanding. These include holder of Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in areas like Forestry, Natural Resources, petroleum studies, Meteorology, Fisheries, and more." Adds the guidelines by TSC

List of Courses/Training Areas Banned by TSC

S/N Training Area/ Course

17. Environmental Science

18. Criminology

19. Biotechnology and Agriculture

20. All Courses related to Engineering

21. Industrial Chemistry

22. Biochemistry

23. Hospitality and tourism

24. Foods , Nutrition and Dietics

25. Technology and applied Biology

26. Microbiology.

It's not clear however what will happened to those who have already registered yet their training areas are no longer available in the new curriculum. Nevertheless, there is hope for those who have undertaken a Bachelor of Science or Arts Degree with a post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and two teaching subjects because according to TSC they qualify for registration.

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