NTI to train over 18,000 unqualified teachers in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa States
By Matthew ELOYI
The newly appointed Director-General and Chief Executive of the National Teachers’ Institute (NTI), Kaduna, Prof. Musa Garba Maitafsir has assured the UNICEF Education Specialist in Borno State, Dr. Yusuf Ismail that the Institute is ready and will ensure quality in the training of 18,367 unqualified teachers of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States, who were contracted by the UNICEF.
Prof. Maitafsir, who expressed NTI willingness and commitment to training the teachers was at UNICEF’s office as part of a familiarisation visit to the state.
Responding, the UNICEF Education Specialist, Dr. Yusuf Ismail having commended the Director-General and Chief Executive for the visit, also congratulated him for his appointment and advised him to promote the image of the Institute.
In a related development, Prof. Maitafsir was at the office of the Vice-Chancellor, University of Maiduguri, Prof. Aliyu Shugaba, where he commended the Vice-Chancellor for the affiliation status given to the institute and other opportunities offered to NTI by the University.
He urged the University to give the Institute more opportunity throughout the period of his stewardship at the Institute.
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Prof. Maitafsir also inspected the NTI Borno State Office, which is under construction in Maiduguri, where he urged the contractor, handling the project to speed up work, so as to enable staff of the Institute in the state to move in immediately and continue their work.
The Director-General and Chief Executive, who was accompanied by the NTI Ag. Registrar and Secretary to Council, Mal. Ibrahim Hamidu and Special Assistant to the Director-General and Chief Executive, Dr Armiya’u Malami Yabo, was taken round the NTI Borno State Office by the Borno State Coordinator, Mal. Modu Kingimi.