About 9,246 teachers have failed the Professional Qualifying Examination organised by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria that was held in July. This was disclosed by the Registrar/Chief Executive of TRCN, Prof. Olusegun Ajiboye, in Abuja while hosting the executives of the Education Correspondents Association of Nigeria led by its chairman, Mr Chuks Ukwuatu.
According to him, 28,094 (75 per cent) of the candidates recorded pass in the examination which witnessed the participation of teachers from the 36 states of the federation and Federal Capital Territory.
It was gathered that Lagos State with 3,574 candidates had the highest number of candidates that sat for the exam while Ekiti State with 235 candidates had the least number.
About 44,363 candidates registered for the examination but the total examined was 37,340 candidates. Due to the prevalence of COVID-19, a large number of candidates could not move around or write the examination.
Ajiboye however, stated that the performance recorded in the examination was encouraging, adding that the exam was introduced as a gate-keeping measure for the teaching profession.