PQE 006 – The Teaching Profession – Course Contents

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PQE 006 – The Teaching Profession – Course Contents

NB – The course has been sub-divided into each category of teachers. You are advised to prepare for all categories

PQE 006. The Teaching Profession
Category D: Category C: Category B: Category A:
NCE Teachers Graduate Teachers Master Teachers Doctoral Teachers
Provisions of Concept of profession;
teaching as a profession; professionalization of teaching in Nigeria; ethics of the teaching profession; teacher  professional organisations; status of the teacher worldwide as provided by UNESCO/ILO; role of TRCN; Improving
Historical development of teaching as a profession in Nigeria.
the TRCN Act Provisions of the TRCN Act 31 of 1993.
CAP T3 and Activities, programmes and policies of TRCN especially in the areas of
TRCN i.         Registration and licensing of teachers
mandates, ii.        Mandatory continuing professional education.
programmes, iii.       Induction and internship schemes.
successes, iv.       Control of professional misconduct, incompetence and negligence.
challenges and v.         Accreditation, monitoring and supervision of teacher education
way forward programmes.
Roles of subject Etc.
and professional
associations in the development of the teaching profession.
attraction of teaching to
candidates for tertiary education.
TRCN Act, programmes and activities.
Review of TRCN basic publications – Teachers Code of Conduct, Nigerian
Journal of Professional Teachers, etc.
Comparisons of the regulation of teaching in Nigeria and abroad. Comparisons of the regulation of teaching and other professions in Nigeria. Successes, challenges and strategies for the advancement of the teaching profession in Nigeria.


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