The Director, National Teachers’ Institute (NTI) Kaduna, Prof. Musa Maitafsir, Kaduna, says it will build the capacity of 5,000 teachers across Nigeria.
Maitafsir disclosed this in an Interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Sunday in Abuja.
The Director said that the gesture followed the approval of the exercise by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu.
He stated that the exercise was part of the 2022 appropriated funds released to the Institute under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Maitafsir said: “Over the years, NTI ha been very active in carrying out this primary assignment based in the Act no.7 of 1978.
“The act mandates the Institute to train and retrain Nigerian teachers using distance learning techniques.”
He also said that the Institute had commenced the 2022 Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC), Education Support Fund for Digital Literacy training of Nigerian teachers.
According to him, the Institute had also commenced the 2021 UBEC Basic Education Support Fund across the country.
“NTI had also started the Digital Literacy Programme of Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning Empoweent (AGILE) projets in Kebbi and Katsina states,” the NTI CEO added.
Maitafsir also said that various capital and constituency training workshops across some National Assembly constituencies in the nation were ongoing.
He said: ”the Institute has put in place all the necessary mechanisms that will ensure successful and impactful training workshops.
“This is for a truly effective and valuable approach to teaching and learning that teachers of today desire to excel in their jobs.”
Maitafsir commended the Federal Government (FG) for according priority to the teaching profession and teacher education since the beginning of the present administration.
He vowed: “we in the Institute would continue to do our best in discharging our mandate creditably.”