Addressing the new students on Saturday during their matriculation ceremony at the institute’s headquarters in Kaduna, North West Nigeria, the Director-General of NTI, Aminu Ladan Sharehu, reiterated the commitment of the institute to offer qualitative training and retraining of teachers across the country whenever the need arises, especially on new teaching techniques.
Mr Sharehu urged the students to make use of the various programmes and courses offered by the institute to upgrade their intellectual capacity.
In his goodwill message, the guest speaker, Professor Thomas Adeyanju commended the NTI for its contribution in producing qualitative teachers in the country and also sticking to its academic calendar without any disruption.
Professor Adeyanju also advised the students to imbibe the spirit of quality and hard work if they must excel.
Some of the students expressed happiness for their admission and promised to put in their best in order to come out with good results.
A total of 11,000 Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) students, 9,000 Bachelors Degree and 15,000 National Certificate in Education (NCE) students were inducted for the 2015 academic session.
Established in 1976, the National Teachers Institute, among other things, is saddled with the responsibility of providing in-service education for teachers, through the Distance Learning System (DSL).
It also conducts capacity building for teachers to upgrade their knowledge and skills while in service.