A total 9,246 candidates failed the Batch A professional qualifying exams held in July.
Results released by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) show only 75%–that’s a total 28,094—passed the exam.
The council’s registrar Josiah Olusegun Ajiboye said, “About 44,363 candidates registered for the examination but the total examined was 37,340 candidates. Due to the prevalence of Covid-19 and something like that, a large number of candidates could not move around or write the exam.”
He noted that they have about 7,023 candidates that didn’t write the exam, saying, majority of them have actually written the exam before and will be allowed to write the exam at the next available opportunity.
While saying the performance recorded in the exam was encouraging, the TRCN boss said the exam was introduced as a gate-keeping measure for the teaching profession.