– Perforated newspapers

Nigeria is among the African countries whose citizens can now apply for qualified teacher status through the UK’s Education Regulation Agency, starting in February 2023.

Other foreign countries to which the offer is extended include Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Singapore, South Africa, Ukraine and Zimbabwe.

A post in early December on the UK government website, by its Department for Education, announced the application for interested non-UK citizens.

the punch reports that applicants do not even necessarily require initial teaching qualifications as the country offers a training program for potential migrants.

The notice stated: “Starting February 1, 2023, qualified teachers in the following nine countries (listed above) will also be able to apply for the QTR through TRA.

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

“Teachers from all eligible countries will need to demonstrate that they meet a consistent set of criteria for the award of the QTS. Over time, this route will open up to qualified teachers from all countries outside of the UK.

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

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

a first degree (bachelor’s degree) from a UK or non-UK university, an English language qualification which is to the same standard as a fourth-year General Certificate of Secondary Education, a mathematics qualification which is to the same standard as a Form 4 GCSEs to teach children aged three to 11 in primary school, a qualification in physics, chemistry or biology (science) which is the same standard as a Form 4 GCSE.”

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