By John Onah, (ABUJA)
The Registrar of Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Professor Segun Ajiboye has been elected as the President of the Africa Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authority (AFTRA).
The election was held on Wednesday at the end of AFTRA 9th Annual Conference held in Accra, the capital city of Ghana.
Prof Ajiboye took over from Mr Mabutho Cele who has been in the leadership for a period of 5 years.
The Africa Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities is a continental body comprising of all teaching regulatory authority in all the 54 Africa countries.
In addition, Ajiboye was honoured with a fellowship award and life membership of AFTRA at the conference given his long standing contributions to teachers’ professionalism and teachers welfare issues, not only in Nigeria but in the continent.
Other elected officers are: Deputy President- Zambia, Secretary General- Ghana, Treasurer – Namibia and Assistant Secretary General- South Africa.
In his acceptance speech, Ajiboye promised not to let the Federation down and to expand AFTRA activities to more French and Arabic speaking countries.
He also promised to assist countries who are yet to have teacher regulatory bodies to establish one, so that together Africa teachers will enjoy professional status and benefits.