MINISTRY OF EDUCATION MAKES PREPARATIONS FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF NATIONAL TEACHING COUNCIL

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Basseterre: St. Kitts, July 05, 2021: The Ministry of Education through the support of UNESCO, held a virtual meeting with department heads and other valuable stakeholders to discuss issues relevant to the establishment of National Teaching Council (NTC) as part of the Professionalization of the Teaching Force.

Steve Nwokeocha3rd
Professor & Executive Director, Africa Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities, AFTRA. AU Co-Chair of Teacher Devt

The July 05th meeting continues a series of consultations on behalf of Dr. Steve Nwokeocha (consultant) with the aim of developing a regulatory framework and operational guidelines for the establishment of the National Teaching Council and producing a draft operational guideline for the established National Teaching Council. This is outlined in the 2017-2021 Education Sector Plan, policy goal 13.2.

The establishment of an NTC will ensure more coherent oversight and regulation of teaching and teacher education within the Federation as it fosters high standards in the teaching profession.

Consultations will continue with other stakeholders and teachers in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.

Dr. Steve Nwokeocha. Professor Nwokeocha is the emeritus director of professional operations at the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), a statutory agency of the Federal Ministry of Education that regulates teaching from the pre-primary to university levels in Nigeria.

The meeting was chaired by Dr. Tricia Esdaille, Senior Assistant Secretary in the Ministry of Education.

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