This Code of Ethics in Teaching Profession is As Enacted by TRCN from UNESCO/ILO. We wrote article on the importance of technology in education.
Precisely, the code of ethics in the teaching profession in Nigeria is fashioned after the UNESCO/ILO recommended codes of conduct. Before we continue, please let me tell you that you can download lesson note for teaching here
The ethics demand as follow:
• Teaching should be professionalized and teachers must have undertaken some approved courses appropriate for teacher preparation before being employed.
• Teachers should be disciplined and there should be sanctions and penalties for misbehavior. To this end a Teacher Disciplinary
Committee and a Teacher Investigating Panel had been provided for by TRCN.
• Teachers should enjoy academic freedom particularly in – deciding what to teach, materials to use and the appropriate methodology.
• Teachers assessment should be objectively done and there should be right of appeal against such assessment.
• The relationship among teacher and between teachers and parents should be that of mutual cooperation.
• Teachers should strive to ensure high professionals standards.
• Teachers should show allegiance to the profession body such as NUT, ASUSS, APSTON, ETC.
• Teachers should take active part in extra-curricular activities for the benefit of their pupils.
• Teachers should maintain cordiality with administrative and other staffers in the schools for good working relationship.
• Teachers should participate in social and public life of the community in the interest of teachers personal development and for them to be socially relevant.
• Teachers should also be free to exercise their civic rights and be eligible for public office.
• Teachers should not show any form of discrimination in their operation in or out of school.
• Teachers should not engage in any form of defamation of to colleagues.
• It is unethical for a teacher to engage in tauting or using dubious means such as deception or misinformation to take away clients and learners from colleagues.
• Teacher should respect child’s right and dignity with out any prejudice to sex, race colour, creed or religion.
• The teachers should also ensure confidentiality of personal information and other records of the learner disclosed to him.
• The teachers should have a right to fair remuneration but should avoid over-pricing of services.
• It is against the ethics of the teaching profession to sexually harass a learner.
• Teachers should not be involved in any form of examination malpractices.
• It is against the ethics of teaching for teacher to engage in cultism, bribery and corruption.
• It is unethical for a teacher to give corporal punishment unless duly authorized to do so.
• Teachers are also barred from influencing the learners ideologically.
• It is ethical for teachers to respect contractual obligations and the rule of law.