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Department of Professional Operations

Alh. Ibrahim Dahiru Roni

Alh. Ibrahim Dahiru Roni, is the Director of the Department of Professional Operations.
  • The Director is accountable to the Registrar/Chief Executive of the Council.
  • He is in charge of the implementation of all the provisions of the TRCN Act 31 of 1993 (now Cap T3 of 2004) concerning the regulation and control of the teaching profession at all levels of the Nigerian Education system in both the public and private sectors in Nigeria.
  • He is responsible for the operation of the offices of the Council in all states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory.
  • He manages the Councils relationship with the Educational ministries and agencies at the Federal and State levels, teachers unions and associations, professional regulatory agencies in Nigeria, Teaching Councils abroad, International Development Partners and other strategic stakeholders.
  • He is a Registered Teacher (Category C) and a member of several national and international professional/learned organizations.
  • He began His career in education from graduation in 1982 to date, thus taught biology during Nysc at Government Secondary School Ogbakiri, Rivers state
  • He took up appointment as Education Officer ll with kano state Government from 1983.
  • Vice principal, principal of secondary schools in kano between 1985 – 1991
  • Transferred to National Population Commission as Assistant Chief Statistician in 1991.
  • Held position as comptroller and head of technical Division of Jigawa state NPC office between 1991 – 2002. He then transferred to TRCN as Chief Education officer in 2003 as chief Education officer.
  • Held the position of pioneer State Coordinator in charge of Kano and Jigawa States.
  • He also serves as Zonal Coordinator in charge of Adamawa, Gombe and Taraba States from January 2005 – December 2006.
  • He then Deployed to Headquarter as Chief Education officer, Held various positions in policy implementation and became Acting Director of Professional Operations from January 2015.


  • Registration and licensing of qualified teachers.
  • Accreditation, monitoring and supervision of the courses and programmes of teacher training institutions in Nigeria to ensure that they meet national and international standards. The institutions include the Colleges of Education, Faculties and Institutes of Education in Nigerian universities, Schools of Education in the Polytechnics, and the National Teachers Institute.
  • Organisation of internship schemes and induction programmes for fresh Education graduates to equip them with the necessary professional skills before licensing them for full professional practice.
  • Conduct of professional examinations and interviews to determine teachers that are suitable for registration.
  • Establishment of national minimum standards for and execution of Mandatory Continuing Professional Development (MCPD) to guarantee that teachers keep abreast of developments in the theory and practice of the profession.
  • Organisation of Annual Conference of Registered Teachers intended to unite all teachers irrespective of social class or the level of education system to which they belong.
  • Publication of a register of qualified and licensed teachers in Nigeria in hard copies and available through the World Wide Web.
  • Enforcement of professional ethics among teachers using the Teachers Investigating Panel (TIP) and the Teachers Tribunal.
  • Prosecution in the law court of unqualified persons performing the job of teachers in contravention of the TRCN Act section 17(2).
  • Acting as the voice of the voiceless teachers and continuously initiating/driving public policies and practices that could reposition the teaching profession in Nigeria as first among equals.

In strategizing to accomplish its programmes and activities, the Department regularly interacts with the following stakeholders, among others:

  • Honorable Minster(s) of Education.
  • Federal Ministry of Education and its parastatals and agencies.
  • National Council on Education, which is the highest decision making body on Education in Nigeria.
  • Executive Governors of the various states of the country.
  • Honourable Commissioners of Education of the states.
  • State Ministries of Education and their agencies.
  • Senate and House Committees on Education in the National Assembly.
  • Vice chancellors of universities, Rectors of polytechnics, and Provosts of Colleges of Education.
  • Deans of Faculties and Directors of Institutes of Education in the universities.
  • Nigerian Academy of Education.
  • Teachers unions and associations.
  • National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools.
  • The media.
  • Regulatory agencies of other professions in Nigeria
  • Teacher Regulatory agencies abroad – Britain, Canada, USA, Australia, South Africa, etc.
  • International (World) Forum of Teaching Regulatory Agencies (IFTRA).
  • Africa Forum of Teaching Regulatory Authorities (AFTRA).
  • Development partners – World Bank, British Council, UNESCO, ILO, USAID, COMPASS, ENHANSE, DFID, JICA, ESSPIN, etc.
  • Civil society organizations particularly CSACEFA, etc.

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