The Africa Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities (AFTRA), has elected Nigeria’s Prof. Josiah Ajiboye , the Registrar of Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria as it President.
AFTRA elected Prof. Ajiboye at the end of it’s 9th Annual conference and 11th roundtable held in Accra Ghana.
Ajiboye who was honoured with a Fellowship award and Life membership of AFTRA at the Conference following his long standing contributions to teacher professionalism and teacher welfare issues, not only in Nigeria but in the continent took over from Mr Mabutho Cele who has been in the leadership for a period of 5 years.
Other elected officers are: Deputy President- Zambia, Secretary General- Ghana, Treasurer – Namibia and Assistant Secretary General- South Africa.
In his acceptance speech, Ajiboye promised not to let the Federation down and to expand AFTRA activities to more French and Arabic speaking countries.
He also promised to assist countries who are yet to have teacher regulatory bodies to establish one, so that together Africa teachers will enjoy professional status and benefits.
The Africa Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities is a continental body comprising of all teaching regulatory authority in all the 54 Africa countries.