Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN)  inducted four hundred and thirty-two (432) graduates of the University of Uyo (UNIUYO) during the  89 Induction Ceremony of the Council that took place on Thursday, February 9, 2023 at the University Main Campus, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

The induction ceremony was performed by the Registrar of the Council, Prof. Josiah Ajiboye, represented by the Director of Regulation and Enforcement, Dr. Okunola Abimola. The event which featured oath taking by the inductees and certificate presentation by the Council, was graced by the Principal Officers of the University led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nyaudoh Ndaeyo, who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Prof. Anthony Udoh.

The Registrar of the Commission in his remarks, commended the University of Uyo for always maintaining excellent and quality in its academic affairs, adding that, during professional examination conducted by the Commission for membership registration, the University of Uyo graduates’ performance were excellence and very commendable.

Prof. Ajiboye through his representative, Dr. Abimola used the occasion and welcomed all inductees to the noble profession of teaching, saying further that, education is the mother of all professions and that without teachers, there would be no nation.

He charged the newly inducted teachers to always remain good ambassadors of the University of Uyo as license given to them to impart knowledge is subject for renewal after three years, and condition for renewal is strictly on continuous practice, training and self development.

The Chairman of the occasion, Prof. Charles Oboda while presenting opening remarks expressed pleasure that the University of Uyo has produced competent and certified teachers to take the task of knowledge impartation and self development in the country and the world at large.

Earlier in her welcome address, the Dean, Faculty of Education, Prof. Imaobong Akpan expressed delight that Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) is working tirelessly towards ensuring that education is given the right place it deserves in the country.

She also commended TRCN for their efforts in ensuring that quacks do not infiltrate the noble profession of teaching. Prof. Akpan disclosed  that the  Induction Ceremony had a total of four hundred and thirty-two inductees, mainly, N.C.E, B. Ed., M.Ed., and Ph.D. Ed. holders.

The Dean further explained that the reason behind combined induction was as a result of industrial action that took place in 2022. She admonished inductees to take their jobs seriously and should endeavour to treat their students and pupils well, as teachers are the hope of the country.

In his comments, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Uyo, Prof. Nyaudoh Ndaeyo through his representative, Prof. Anthony Udoh congratulated all graduates of the University on their successful induction into the noble profession of teaching.

He described the Induction Ceremony as a baptism into membership of Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN). The Vice-Chancellor hinted further that the induction aimed at sanitizing the profession from quackery. He reiterated the determination of the University of Uyo Management on providing a conductive learning platforms and environment for all students and staff.

Goodwill messages were presented by the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Idongesit Etiebet, represented by the Director of Tertiary and Higher Education, Dr. Glory Ekpo and Desk Officer of TRCN, College of Education, Afaha Nsit, Dr. Catherine Akpan, all commended the University of Uyo for maintaining excellent and standard, and also enjoined inductees to be good ambassadors of the University.