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Plateau: NTI coordinator emphasizes on retraining of teachers to meet educational standard.

Umar Abdullahi,Jos

The Plateau State Coordinator  of National Teachers Institute ,Kaduna ,Mrs Viko John  has reiterated that the National Teachers Institute is the foremost open and distance learning institution in Nigeria that is committed to making significant impact in promoting teacher education in the country.

Mrs.John made this disclosure at the old campus of the University of Jos ,Center for continue Education on the occasion of 2017 matriculation ceremony of fresh students yesterday in Jos.

She expresses delight for the first set of students matriculated about 310  Graduate Diploma in Education and 67 students  for 2017  as the director general.

John noted that "you have started a journey today ,which is expected to end in your convocation from this institution so it is important to let you know that for this journey to end successfully you have a lot to do on your part as the saying goes," anything worth doing is Worth doing well ".

She emphasized  more on training and retraining of teachers to meet the falling standard  of education so as to meet up the methodological national requirements challenges of today.

According to her, the programme has now been open in some selected local government areas of Plateau state to advance teacher colleges to admit deserving and qualified candidates who are opportuned to be admitted into the institute.

" We could therefore ,never indulge in anything illegal ,it suffices to say that all the programme of the institute are approved and all process of affiliation to the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) with approval of the National Universities Commission ",she explained.

The centres is now spread across the some local government areas which will gradually get to other LGAs .

The Vice Chancellor National open University of Nigeria ,Prof. Abdalla Uba  Adamu said .

Prof.Adamu said the National Open University is working closely with the National Teachers institute(NTI)Kaduna to upload all the course materials for the degree programs into the institutue website for easy access.

He said as part of the requirements for the affiliation of the institute to the Open University of Nigeria, for degree programs ,the institute is  expected to introduce E-learning and E-tutoring mechanism in her distance learning operations
as well as promise the university readiness to assist the institute to fast track the process.

He however allay the fear of the students and other Stakeholders in the institute that the course of the institute has be accredited and affiliated by National University Commission.

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