TRCN postpones qualifying exam in Ibadan over candidates’ unruly behaviour

Josiah Ajiboye
Josiah Ajiboye, TRCN Registrar

The Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) conducted by the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) was on Saturday postponed at the Ibadan centre over alleged destruption of the exercise by candidates.

TRCN Registrar, Segun Ajiboye, revealed that the Council indefinitely postponed the examination at the University of Ibadan Distance Learning Centre venue when candidates were no longer controllable.

He however noted that the exams were successfully held in 46 other centres across the country.

“Reports from across the country indicate the exam went without hitches. In the Abuja Centre were the Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Education Arc Sunny Echono monitored the exam over 4000 candidates wrote the exam between yesterday Friday, October 11 and today October 12th successfully,” he said.

“While the exam was successfully held and concluded at the LAUTECH centre in Oyo state, the exam failed to hold in University of Ibadan DLC centre Ibadan due to the uncontrollable behaviour of the candidates,” he said.

He stated that the examination coordinators deployed to the state reported that all necessary arrangements were made for the candidates in two centres in Oyo State – UI DLC and the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso.

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“The behaviour of the candidates at the Ibadan centre forced the coordinators to suspend it till further notice.”

Ajiboye added that a total number of 69,123 persons registered for the October diet of the Professional Qualifying Examination.

Ajiboye promised to look into the happenings at the Ibadan centre with a view to preventing a future occurrence.

The education professor also assured candidates there that a new date would be later announced. understands that the Council might be organising another qualifying examination soon to accommodate more persons wishing to be qualified teachers ahead of the December deadline issued to all teachers to do so.