Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Registrar Prof. Is-haq Oloyede has affirmed that the implementation of the Teachers Registration Council Act will remove quacks and unqualified teachers from the teaching profession.
He said the government is afraid to register teachers due to lack of political will.
The JAMB boss said argued that when implemented, the Act will improve the profession.
Oloyede spoke at the maiden Ogun State Education Summit, which began yesterday at June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta with the theme: “Affordable Quality Education: Pursuit of Excellence”.
He said: “There is no political will to monitor teachers. Most politicians are cowards; they cannot implement the laws. Government is also afraid of implementing TRC Act because some powerful people are behind it.”
He said most students lacked the required passion for the teaching profession “because the society has lost value due to the fact that most parents are empty, using their children to improve their Curriculum Vitae and boasting about the educational achievements of their wards”.
Oloyede opposed calls by the private university owners to access Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND).
Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun, who opened the summit, said it was aimedat addressing the state’s army of unemployed youths because oflack of necessary skills for employment.
He said the state has about 110 newly sited industries with huge investments, lamenting that youths lacked quality education to take up employment opportunities in such industries.