Professor Anthony Anwuka, the Nigerian Minister of State for Education, has stated that there is a large number of unqualified teachers at the nation’s basic education level.
Anwuka, who made the remark at the Annual Education Conference organised by the Education Data, Research and Evaluation in Nigeria Initiative (EDOREN), in Abuja on Monday, said the inefficient application of evidence in policy and planning had hampered production of qualified teachers for that level of education.
He said, “Effective planning and administration in the system has been made difficult because of poor data collection and analysis; hence large number of unqualified teachers in the system.
“Over the years, what we have are pretenders to teaching who have taken advantage of lack of regulation in the system.
“Henceforth, anybody that will be in the classroom must have a basic qualification in education”, he added.
Anwuka said the ministry will use the outcome of the conference to improve the education sector.(CampusPortalNG)