National Teachers Institute, NTI churs out 56,235 teachers in various fields. The breakdown is as follows: 37,235 students of PGDE, 18,831 of NCE and 146 students of Advance Diploma in Education.
The National Teachers Institute (NTI) is set to graduate 56,235 trained teachers in various fields, the director general of the institution, Dr. Aminu Ladan Sharehu has said.
Sharehu who stated this while addressing a press conference preparatory to the institution’s convocation and Bi-annual Teachers Summit added that students of National Teachers Certificate, Advance Diploma in Education and Post-Graduate Diploma in Education are going to be convocated.
He said, 37,235 students of PGDE, 18,831 of NCE and 146 students of Advance Diploma in Education will be graduating.
Dr. Sharehu further absolved teachers trained by the institution of any blame regarding poor quality of teachers, arguing that, various state governments should be blamed for not embracing a federal government institution like NTI because of politics.
He said, most state governments who are rejecting NTI products are only playing politics because they have established their state colleges of education and preferred to employ their products rather than that of the NTI.
He lamented therefore that, “most third world countries when somebody is competing with you he would resorts to condemning you rather than showing his expertise so that people would patronise him, but they would not do that, rather they would attack and critized you.”
Sharehu said NTI has the same entry criteria with other institutions, and all students admitted into the institutions must have that entry requirement before they are admitted.
He further said that their facilitators were about the best in the country who are produced by the Nigerian universities and other institutions. (Leadership)