The National Teachers Institute (NTI) says a total of 56,235 trained teachers will be graduating from the institute before the end of the year.
This is according to its Director-General, Dr. Aminu Ladan Sharehu who spoke with reporters to unveil activities marking the institution’s Convocation and Bi-annual Teachers’ Summit.
He said the 56, 235 students of National Teachers Certificate (NCE), Advanced Diploma in Education and Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), were expected to graduate.
Out of the number, 37, 235 enrolled for PGDE, 18,831 with NCE and 146 for Advanced Diploma in Education.
On the poor performance of teachers across the country, the NTI Director General absolved teachers who graduated from the institution of any blame, stating that state governments should be held responsible for not embracing a Federal Government institution such as NTI to train and re-train their teachers.
He noted that most state governments who are rejecting NTI products are only playing politics because they have established their state colleges of education and prefer to employ their products rather than that of the NTI.