Musa Maitafsir, director of the National Teachers Institute (NTI) Kaduna, said the institute will build the capacity of 5,000 teachers across Nigeria.
In an interview on Sunday, Maitafsir said the move followed Education Minister Adamu Adamu’s endorsement of the exercise.
He said the exercise was part of the funds allocated to the Institute for 2022 under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“Over the years, NTI has been very active in achieving this primary mission based on Law No. 7 of 1978.
“The Institute is required by law to train and retrain Nigerian teachers using distance learning techniques,” he said.
He also said that the institute has launched the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) Education Support Fund 2022 for digital literacy training of Nigerian teachers.
According to him, the institute had also launched the 2021 UBEC Basic Education Support Fund across the country.
“NTI has also initiated the Adolescent Girls Initiative for Empowering Learning (AGILE) Digital Literacy Program projects in Kebbi and Katsina States,” the CEO of NTI added.
Mr. Maitafsir also said that various training workshops on capitals and constituencies in some National Assembly constituencies across the country were underway.
He said, “The Institute has put in place all the necessary mechanisms to ensure successful and impactful training workshops.
“It is for a truly effective and valuable approach to teaching and learning that today’s teachers wish to excel in their work.”
Mr. Maitafsir commended the federal government for prioritizing the teaching profession and teacher training since the start of the current administration.