By Lawal A. Dogara, Kaduna
The National Teachers Institute (NTI) Kaduna has restated its commitment to produce trained and qualified teaching staff for the nation’s schools.
Director General of the Institute, Professor Garba Dahuwa Azare who made the disclosure in an interview with Newsdiaryonline in Kaduna said the Institute provides instructions leading to the development, upgrading and certification of teachers using distance education techniques.
He stated that “the NTI vision is to enhance the professional skills of serving teachers for high quality education delivery at primary and secondary education with a view to uplifting the standard of the education system of the country.”
“To upgrade, update teachers’ knowledge and skills in curriculum implementation while instilling in them (teachers) the virtues of dedication, loyalty, commitment, discipline and resourcefulness” he further stated.
According to him the institute has been producing teaches trained and oriented to meet the challenges of the twenty first century Nigerian society.
Professor Azare explained that the role of the teacher as a major determining factor in the quality of education cannot be overemphasized, saying that a teacher is the curriculum implementer and guide to the leaner.Therfore, it is necessary for him to know what to teach, how to teach it and to ensure that learning takes place with a view to achieving the desired result.
According to him since he assumed office as the Director General of the Institute, he has been working harder with the management and staff so as to actualize the vision and mission of the institute.
While answering another question, Professor Azare commended President Muhammadu buhari’s Administration for its hard work, sincerity and commitment aimed at achieving peace, unity and solid development.
Commenting on the activities of NTI, a community leader Alhaji Sambo Makama appealed to institute’s leadership to continue to put in more effort so as to achieve the desired result.