National Teachers Institute (NTI) has matriculated about 18,367 teachers from the North East under its emergency teacher retraining programme.
The teachers were drawn from Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states also referred to as BAY states.
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The matriculation was organised by NTI in collaboration with Global Partnership for Education (GPE), United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF) and the Federal Ministry of Education, Abuja, was held in the three affected states.
A statement issued by the NTI’s Public Relations Officer, Yusha’u Ahmed, to newsmen in Kaduna said the Director and Chief Executive of NTI, Professor Musa Garba Maitafsir, at the occasion said the academic programme for BAY states, which was rolled out in August 2021, had outlined its activities, executed and monitored them successfully.
He said NTI had a track record of successful implementation of all its mandates of training and retraining of teachers at all levels as enshrined in its enabling law, establishing the Institute.
‘’The Institute has been saddled with numerous retraining programmes ranging from federal government’s intervention programmes of Pivotal Teacher Training Programme, Special Teacher Upgrading Programme, and annual Capacity Building Programme for teachers under the aegis of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) project,” he said.
He urged the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, to regulate consultancy outfits scrambling for contracts to train and retrain teachers in Nigeria.
In his remarks, the minister reiterated the commitment of the ministry to establish a robust teacher professional development and recruitment system, as well as strengthen leadership capacity for education in emergencies, among others.
He was represented by the director, education support services, Dr Lydia Ifeyinwa Giginna.