The United Kingdom Teaching Regulation Agency has opened job applications for Nigerian teachers and other African countries, from February 2023. The country’s Department for Education made the announcement for interested non-UK nationals on the government website.
Apart from Nigeria, other foreign countries which the offer extends to include Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Singapore, South Africa, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe.
Applicants do not necessarily require initial teaching qualifications as the country offers a training programme for potential migrants.
However, applicants must have a minimum of two years of teaching experience and a first degree from a UK or non-UK University.
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. “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 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.”