United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has listed Nigeria amongst the African countries whose citizens can apply for qualified teachers status through the Teaching Regulation Agency of the UK.

Also amongst the countries listed were Jamaica, Singapore, South Africa, Ghana, Ukraine, Zimbabwe and India. The offer does not necessarily require a teaching qualification; because there is a provision for training.

A publication on the UK government’s website through the Department for Education announced the application for interested non-UK nationals.

It reads:

“This change is part of the launch of a new service.

“Teachers from all eligible countries will have to show they meet a consistent set of criteria for the award of the QTS. Over time, this route will be opened to qualified teachers from every country outside the UK.

“To apply for assessment – only QTS, you do not need a formal teacher training qualification.

“However, you must have: a minimum of two years teaching experience,

a first (bachelor’s) degree from a UK or non-UK university, an English language qualification which is the same standard as a grade four General Certificate of Secondary Education, a maths qualification which is the same standard as a grade four GCSE to teach children aged three to 11 in primary school, a physics, chemistry or biology (science) qualification which is the same standard as a grade four GCSE.”

By TAP

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