TRCN Registrar Elected President Of Africa Teaching Regulatory Authorities

TRCN Registrar Elected President Of Africa Teaching Regulatory Authorities

By Chika Mefor-Nwachukwu

Registrar of Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) Prof. Josiah Ajiboye has been elected as the President of the Africa Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities (AFTRA).

A statement released by the Council stated that Ajiboye who was elected at the end of its 9th Annual Conference and 11th Roundtable held in Accra, Ghana, on Wednesday, June 1 took over from Mr Mabutho Cele who has been in the leadership for a period of five years.

AFTRA is a continental body comprising of all teaching regulatory authority in all the 54 Africa countries.

The statement added that during the Conference, Ajiboye was honoured with a Fellowship award and Life membership of AFTRA given his long standing contributions to teacher professionalism and teacher welfare issues, not only in Nigeria but in the continent.

Other elected officers were: Deputy President- Zambia, Secretary General- Ghana, Treasurer – Namibia and Assistant Secretary General- South Africa.

In his acceptance speech, Ajiboye promised not to let the Federation down and to expand AFTRA activities to more French and Arabic speaking countries.

 He also promised to assist countries who are yet to have teacher regulatory bodies to establish one, so that together Africa teachers will enjoy professional status and benefits.

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