NIGERIA GOVERNMENT MEASURES TO MAKE TEACHING A PROFESSION
1. Launching and Proper Implementation the National Teacher Education Policy
The teaching profession in Nigeria can be improved by launching of the National Teacher Education policy. The Federal government of Nigeria through the Federal Ministry of Education has a responsibility of improving and enhancing the status of the teaching profession in the country, such that will make the teaching profession attractive to the best brains in the country.
2. The National Universities Commission (NUC) Should Conduct Accreditation to Programmes In Universities
This responsibility on the part of the National Universities Commission can help in improving teaching profession in the country.
It is an area of responsibility that only the National Universities Commission can assist in improving the teaching profession in Nigeria.
Nigeria Government Measures to Make Teaching a Profession
3. National Universities Commission’s Benchmark Minimum Academic Standard Must Be Fully Implemented
Yes, this is another area that can help in contributing towards improvement of teaching profession in the country. It is no news that already the National Universities Commission has developed about eight Benchmark Minimum Academic Standard, therefore, in my own opinion, since benchmark Minimum Academic Standard was developed by the National Universities Commission, it is expected of the NUC to make sure that these benchmark minimum academic standard is being implement adequately and accordingly.
4. Teachers Should Be Encouraged So That They Can Put In More Of Their Efforts
Teachers need to be encouraged so that they can put more of their time, more of their reservoirs of knowledge into the professional practice.
Teachers are those professionals, who impart knowledge. Every successful individual, whether he or she is the President of a country, state Governor, or local government Chairmen, whether they are business Executives, these individuals were taught by teachers. And these individuals are the same persons, who contribute outstandingly to nation building.