By Aminu Imam
The Director-General/ Chief Executive of the National Teachers’ Institute (NTI), Dr. Aminu Ladan Sharehu has once again bagged another milestone, as he was conferred with Honorary Professorship on ‘Educational Administration and Management’ by the European American University (EAU), Commonwealth of Dominica.
The well-packaged event brought together many eminent Nigerians from various walks of life and availed the EUA the opportunity to present Doctorate and Professorship Award to some outstanding Nigerians.
The event saw presentation of different categories of Honorary awards to Nigerians who have distinguished themselves in their chosen profession. The event, which took place at Conference Hall A, University of Lagos’ Guest House, Akoka, on August 23, saw Dr. Aminu Ladan Sharehu’s qualifications, career, achievements and community service approved by the Senate of the European American University (EAU) and sees him as a qualified personality for the award of honorary Professorship on Educational Administration and Management of the University.
In his acceptance speech at the event, Dr. Sharehu said the award will not only go down the lane of history but will also inspire him and the institution he represents to do more at producing and enhancing qualitative teachers across Nigeria.
He also added that the NTI has over the last few years intensified its operations at enhancing the quality of Nigerian teachers and by extension to pupils and future generations.
Also on the recipient of the award’s train, is the National Teachers’ Institute’s Bursar Abdulkarim Atto, who was conferred with Honorary Doctorate Degree of Science (D.sc) in Educational Development and Management.
The DG/CE also took time to visit and monitor some NTI centers to ascertain the conduct of NTI first semester examination that is on-going across the 36 states of the country. The DG/CE visited the Aiyedere High School, Ketu, Lagos, where he interfaced with NTI members of staff, facilitators of NTI programmes and students.
The DG expressed satisfaction with the conduct and professionalism of the staff and students during the examination exercise. He also disclosed that NTI will continue to do what is expected of it and also churning out not only quality, but responsible, teachers.
Some of the students also articulated their experiences and what they have gained so far from the NTI programme.