From Mohammed Ibrahim Kaduna
National Teachers Institute Director General Professor Garba Dahuwa Azare has reiterated the interest of the institute for teachers capacity building.
He said that, the institute only trains five percent of total teachers produced in Nigeria.
According to him, NTI has always been subjected to unfounded criticisms that are based on sentiments rather than on empirical evidence.
Professor Azare emphasised that monitoring and evaluation is a periodic activity carried out by the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) in order to access resources of NCE- awarding institutions in the country.
The NTI DG represented by Acting Registrar and Secretary to the Institute’s Council, Mahmud Mohammed Usman made the disclosure at the flag-off of monitoring and evaluation of academic standards in the NTI’s study Centres of the South-South zone held between 12 to March 5 2018.
He appreciated the support of the federal Ministry of Education, the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), commissioners of the Education and other stakeholders in the sector.
In his remarks, Executive Secretary, NCCE, Abuja, disclosed that the commission has the statutory responsibility of regulating and supervising teacher education at the sub-degree level.
Muhammad said the objective of the monitoring and evaluation is to find out the extent to which the NCE-awarding institutions are keeping faith with the implementation of the policies and programmes of teacher education at the sub degree level.