NTI Trains 149 Head Teachers, School Administrators on Academic Leadership
Mal. Yakubu Akaaba Momoh, Director Field Operations and Students’ Services
The National Teachers’ Institute, (NTI), Kaduna had between July 9 and 11, 2019 trained 149 Head Teachers and School Administrators on Academic Leadership.
Mal. Yakubu Akaaba Momoh, the Institute’s Director of Field Operations and Students Services made the disclosure to news men in his office on Friday, July 12, 2019 .
Momoh said the training took place in six locations nationwide, with each state and the FCT, having four participants, with the exception of Niger, which has five participants.
He said the Six locations for the training are Bayelsa, Abia, Ogun, Jigawa, Adamawa and Niger States, with each training centre managed by at least a Director from the Institute.
According to him, the objective of the programme is to put the participants in proper shape and train them on how to coordinate activities in their schools.
“It is intended to train them on how to manage and keep school records and how to involve the community in managing the school system.
“All for the purpose of enhancing effective school learning,’’ he said.
He said because of the diverse backgrounds of the pupils, the training becomes necessary so as to train the Head Teachers and School Administrators on the strategies of managing and harmonising the pupils to achieve the desired objective .
He commended Prof. Garba Dahuwa Azare, the Institute’s Director-General and Chief Executive for giving priority to capacity development of teachers generally.
The Director, Field Operations and Students’ Services of the Institute said the programme was very successful in all the centres it was conducted.
The programme, which was supervised by the Institute’s Council members, had also officials from the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals(OSSAP-SDGs) and Federal Ministry of Education, Abuja, monitored the training.
The Institute’s Directors that managed various centres included Niger, managed by Director FOSS, Mal Yakubu Akaaba Momoh; Abia State, by Director Academic Services Mr Ndem Y. Ndem, and Director Quality Assurance and ICT, Mal Shehu Dalhatu.
Adamawa State was managed by Mal. Mahmud Mohammed Usman, the NTI Registrar and Prof. Ahmed Iliyasu, Senior Special Assistant to the Director-General and Chief Executive.
Others included Bayelsa State Centre which was managed by Mal. Yunusa Labaran , the NTI Acting Bursar; Mal. Bashir Mamman, the NTI Director of Examinations was in Jigawa and Dr. Hafsat Lawal Kontagora, Director, Strengthening Mathematics and Science Education(SMASE) NTI , managed Ogun centre of the training.
Source: NTI News Bulletin Bi-Monthly Edition, June-July 2019 Vol. 1 No. 19, Page 4