PREFACE TO 2013 EDITION
The Teachers Code of Conduct is a very important document which many teachers have found very
informative and helpful in terms of grooming their behaviour and in regulating their relationship
with students, colleagues, school administration, parents and the general public. This has brought
about a very popular demand for the document and TRCN is doing all it can to get it across to all its
registered teachers and there are currently over one million registered teachers across the various
levels of the education system. The Teachers Code of Conduct is also a mandatory document given
to each Education graduates at induction.
No profession can stand without clearly defined “dos” and “donts” representing the core values that the profession shares and holds tenaciously. Teaching in particular deals with the moulding of character of humanity and itself must rest on a set of solid, tested and proven ethical framework
that guarantees the very best atmosphere and trust in the teaching-learning process.
For this reason, TRCN has since 2005 published the first edition of the Teachers Code of Conduct and that publication has proved to be one of the best anywhere in the world. Teachers can google/search for professional code of conduct in the internet and they will be pleasantly surprised to find the Code of Conduct for Nigerian Teachers to be among the very best they can find even on the internet.
Therefore, teachers should be proud of the legacy of their profession and look inward for the
important guidance provided by the Code.
Students, parents and the general public are also urged to read the Teachers Code of Conduct in
order to understand the kind of relationship and responsibility to expect from teachers.
Professor Addison Mark Wokocha
TRCN CODE OF CONDUCTS