51 Lagos State Teachers Fail Professional Qualifying Exam (PQE)

Lagos State has recorded an incident similar to that of Kaduna State where thousand of teachers in the Northern Nigerian state failed basic professional assessment test.

In Lagos State, it has been reported that 51 of the teacher under the state government’s payroll have failed the Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) conducted by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN).

The Lagos State coordinator of TRCN, Mr Gbolahan Enilolobo, disclosed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday, Monday, November 20, in Lagos that 412 teachers sat for the maiden edition of the examination.

He however maintained that the failure of the teachers was as a result the inability to use the computer on the part of those teachers.

In his words –

“The failure of the teachers is due to their inability to use the computer; especially as it the first time they are using CBT for the examination.

About three of the teachers exited without even completing the examination, indicating their being unfamiliar with the system at all.

Those that failed will have to re-sit the examination.

But if failure occurs consecutively for three times, it means automatic disqualification, and such teacher cannot be licensed.”

Mr Enilolobo explained that the examination was to qualify the successful teachers to register as professionals and be licensed with the council.

On the teachers that failed the examination, he clarified that they will have to re-register the examination but that anyone of the teachers will be disqualified after failing three consecutive times.