THE National Teachers Institute (NTI) has commenced the training of 3,700 teachers nationwide as part of its efforts to improve the quality of teacher education in our schools.
To this end, the Insititute has vowed that it will not leave any stone unturned to help the federal government to achieve this lofty desire.
This was contained in a statement issued to Tribuneonline and signed by the DG of NTI, Professor Garba Dahuwa Azare in Kaduna on Tuesday.
Azare was quoted during the flagging off of the training in Calabar that “this becomes necessary as all indices of economic growth and political independence rest squarely on the quality of education being provided to the citizens of the nation,”
He expressed appreciation to the federal government on behalf of the Nigerian teacher for giving the programme the priority it deserved.
While thanking the President; through the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Project, the Federal Ministry of Education and National Assembly for making the event a reality, he enjoined participants to strive and derive maximum benefits from the five workshop series the Institute is rolling out this year.
In his remarks, the Chairman NTI Governing Council, Sen. Kaka Mallam Yale, who was represented by a member of the Council and a director in the federal ministry of education, Mr Jonathan Mbaakaa said the programme was aimed at improving the quality of the teaching in the country.
No fewer than 100 teachers from each state and FCT are expected to participate in the training nationwide in the first part of the programme.