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TRCN registrar elected president of Africa Teaching Regulatory Authorities

TRCN Registrar Prof Josiah Ajiboye addressing AFTRA officials

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

Prof Ajiboye was elected at the end of AFTRA 9th Annual Conference and 11th Roundtable held in Accra, Ghana, on Wednesday to take over from Mr. Mabutho Cele who has been in the leadership for a period of five years.

The Africa Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities is a continental body comprising all teaching regulatory authorities in 54 African countries.

A statement from the Council said Ajiboye was also honoured with a Fellowship award and Life membership of AFTRA at the Conference given his long-standing contributions to teacher professionalism and teacher welfare issues, not only in Nigeria but in the continent.

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 that are yet to have teachers’ regulatory bodies to establish one, so that together Africa teachers will enjoy professional status and benefits.

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

Writing by Daniel Adejo