The Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria Prof. Josiah Ajiboye, has told teachers to embrace technology so as to be globally relevant.

Speaking during the TRCN induction ceremony for 550 students of the University of Lagos, Faculty of Education, Ajiboye maintained that technologically relevant teachers would replace teachers without ICT skills.

Ajiboye, said, “We believe that when you leave here you will represent the association all over the world. No teacher can afford to make mistakes in this profession. Technology will not replace teachers, but teachers who know how to use technology will replace those who do not. If you don’t want to remain a local teacher, you must embrace technology. We challenge you today to be global and professional teachers so that you can remain relevant and in high demand.”

Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Lagos, Prof. Bayo Oladipo, counseled the inductees to keep learning, improve themselves, and ensure they were globally relevant.

He said, “Those of you who will be inducted today, are recognised based on the skills and knowledge that you have acquired. I want you to stand firm and raise your shoulders that you are teachers. Tell yourself you are a proud and successful teacher. It is what you call yourself that you will be. You are all needed all over the world. We have given you the best as teachers, so you need to improve on yourselves. Go online. Please improve on yourself, so you will be relevant anywhere you find yourself all over the world. Those of you with 2.1 and 2.2 CGPA I’m sure you will have opportunities all over the world as teachers. I want to tell you that being a teacher is the best thing you could do. Teaching is the mother of all professions.”

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