Nigeria is among the countries whose citizens are eligible to apply for the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) through its Teaching Regulation Agency. The offer is effective February 1, 2023.
Aside Nigeria, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Singapore, South Africa, Ukraine and Zimbabwe were also listed for the eligibility.
This is contained in the UK government’s website, and issued by its Department for Education.
According to the release, the applicants (non-UK nationals) without teaching qualifications are eligible because the UK authorities provide training programmes for potential migrants. Nonetheless, such applicants must have a minimum of two years’ teaching experience
The release stated that, “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.NYSC portal.
“This change is part of the launch of a new service. 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.
“To apply for assessment – only QTS, you do not need a formal teacher training qualification. However, you must have: a minimum of two years of teaching experience, a first (bachelor’s) degree from a UK or non-UK university, an English language qualification which is the same standard as a grade four General Certificate of Secondary Education, a maths qualification which is the same standard as a grade four GCSE to teach children aged three to 11 in primary school, a physics, chemistry or biology (science) qualification which is the same standard as a grade four GCSE.”