24,000 teachers get special training programme in Kogi

National Teacher’s Institute, NTI, conducted the training.

Samuel Ahmadu

Over 24,000 teachers have benefited from the National Teacher’s Institute, NTI, Millennium Development Goals scheme training programme in Kogi State.

The Kogi state Coordinator for National Teachers Institute, Abdullahi Seriki, said this to newsmen on Monday in Lokoja.

He said the one week programme is aimed at updating teachers in the state with current scientific ways of teaching and letting student enjoy learning.

“The programme is packaged on effective learning and teaching system

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for both students and classroom teachers,” he said.

Mr. Seriki said that the Kogi State branch of the National Teachers Institute has trained and graduated over sixty thousand teachers in the state via its teachers training schemes.

“Here, we run National certificate of education, continuous professional development, post graduate diploma in education, millennium development goals and pivotal teachers training programmes across the three senatorial districts of the state,” he said.

He announced that a fresh set of 827 students will be matriculated for the institute’s National Certificate of Education programme next week in Lokoja

“Matriculation into the NCE programme comes up next week, this is to show our strength and rapid development,” he said.

He solicited for support and cooperation from state and local government areas in eradicating illiteracy in the state. He also added that admission in the institute’s programmes are stress

free and friendly once the candidate posses the prerequisite minimum qualification.

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