December 14, (THEWILL) –The United Kingdom has listed Nigeria, among foreign countries, whose citizens are eligible to apply for the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), through its Teaching Regulation Agency, effective February 1, 2023.
Also listed for the offer are citizens of Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Singapore, South Africa, Ukraine and Zimbabwe.
A publication in the UK government’s website by its Department for Education, said the applicants (non-UK nationals), do not necessarily require initial teaching qualifications as the country offers a training programme for potential migrants.
However, the notice noted that applicants must have at least two years of teaching experience.
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.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.”