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The UK opens the door for Nigerian teachers without teaching qualifications
Nigeria has been listed among African countries whose citizens can now apply for qualified teacher status
Nigeria has been listed among African countries whose citizens can now apply for qualified teacher status through the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA) in the United Kingdom (UK), from February 2023, as the UK government opens the door for Nigerian teachers, in one of our latest UK teaching job opportunity education news blog post of today, December 15.
According to the education blog news report, other foreign countries, outside Nigeria, which are included in the offer include Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Singapore, South Africa, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe.
A publication in early December on the UK government’s website, by its Department for Education, announced the application for UK teaching job opportunities for interested non-UK nationals.
The Punch News reports that the applicants do not even necessarily require initial teaching qualifications as the country offers a training programme for potential migrants.
The notice read, “From February 1, 2023, teachers who qualified in the following nine countries (listed above) will also be able to apply to the QTR through the TRA.
According to the notification report, 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.
Criteria for the Award of QTS for UK Teaching Job Opportunities by the UK Government
The criteria for the award of QTS for UK teaching opportunities by the UK Government required for application by Nigerians include:
1. A formal teacher training qualification
2. A minimum of two years of teaching experience
3. A first (bachelor’s) degree from a UK or non-UK university
4. An English language qualification which is the same standard as a grade four General Certificate of Secondary Education
5. A Math qualification that is the same standard as a grade four GCSE to teach children aged three to 11 in primary school.
6. A physics, chemistry, or biology (science) qualification which is the same standard as a grade four GCSE.”
The UK teaching job opportunity in the education blog post was captioned: APPLY: Nigerian teachers can now seek employment in UK schools