NTI TEACHERS’ RADIO PARTNERS BRITISH COUNCIL ON MEDIA EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES

NTI TEACHERS’ RADIO PARTNERS BRITISH COUNCIL ON MEDIA EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES

NTI TEACHERS’ RADIO PARTNERS BRITISH COUNCIL ON MEDIA EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES

Sitting from left: Ag. Bursar, Mal Yunusa Labaran, Director SMASE, Dr. Hafsat Lawal Kontagora, British Council Project Manager for Schools Education, Ms. Yetunde Oluwatosin, Ag. DG/CE Mal. Ibrahim Mohammed Aminu, British Council Director Schools Education and Society, Mr. Mohammed Ahmed and Acting Registrar, Mal. Mohammed Sadiq Abubakar, during the visit by the British Council.

 The NTI Teachers’ Radio, 102.1 FM station has concluded preparation to partner with the British Council, Nigeria. The partnership is on exchange programme on the teaching of English to teachers of the subject. In an interactive meeting with the representatives of the British Council, Mal. Ibrahim Mohammed Aminu, the Acting DG/CE, applauded the development and expressed the Institute’s readiness to support the idea. Speaking on behalf of the British Council, Director Schools Education and Society, Mr Mohammed Ahmed said the exchange programme is essentially anchored on the strategies of teaching English, which is expected to be aired by the Teachers’ Radio. He said from the discussion so far, the potential partnership is on media programmes for now.

Ahmed, who was in the company of his colleague, Ms. Yetunde Oluwatosin, British Council’s Project Manager for Schools Education, expressed his optimism on the collaboration. The programme, which is titled:  “Synopsis of Teaching English Radio: A series produced by the British Council,’’ is an audio serial for teachers of English. A report presented during the meeting indicated that the aim is to help teachers develop their teaching skills and focus on schools where classes are large, and facilities or resources are limited.

“The format used for the production is simple and suitable for an educational serial”, it said.

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