The National Teachers’ Institute (NTI), has formally inducted and matriculated successful candidates admitted into its 2015/2016 academic session.
The ceremony, which was held simultaneously in all the states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), involved a total of 40,736 students cutting across three academic programmes of the institute. 14,807 students were admitted into the institute’s Postgraduate Diploma in Education programmes (PGDE), 19,878 into the Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) programmes, while the Bachelor’s Degree programme, has 6,051 students
Before the matriculation ceremony, the institute had organised a sensitisation, orientation and induction programme for the new students nationwide.
Addressing the new in-takes admitted in Kaduna State, the Director-General and Chief Executive of NTI, Dr Aminu Sharehu, charged the matriculating students to take their studies seriously.
He stressed the role of effective study skills to distance learners, saying the Open and Distance Education (ODE) system of education which the institute operates, was marked by partial separation of teachers from students.