Prof. Maitafsir Vows to Ensure Quality and Commitment in the Training of Teachers
Sen. Kaka Mallam Yale, Chairman NTI Governing Council and Prof. Musa Garba Maitafsir, Director-General and Chief Executive of NTI, in a handshake during the Chief Executive’s familiarisation visit to Maiduguri, Borno State, Friday, September 24.
The newly appointed Director-General and Chief Executive of the National Teachers’ Institute (NTI), Kaduna, Prof. Musa Garba Maitafsir has vowed to ensured quality and commitment in the training of Nigerian teachers.
Prof. Maitafsir made the commitment during his familiarisation visit to Maiduguri, Borno State on Friday, September 24, where he solicited the support of the Chairman of NTI Governing Council, who is also the Chairman, Borno State Local Government Civil Service Commission, Sen. Kaka Mallam Yale, to enable him consolidate on the gains of the previous administration of the Institute.
Sen. Yale, who received the NTI Chief Executive in his Office, congratulated him for his appointment and assured him of the council’s support to implement meaningful development at the Institute.
In the same vein, the Director-General and Chief Executive, Prof. Musa Garba Maitafsir has also 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 (BAY states), who are contracted to the Institute by the UNICEF.
Prof. Maitafsir, who expressed NTI willingness and commitment to train the teachers was at UNICEF’s office as part of 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 and other opportunities offered to NTI by the university and urged it to give the Institute more opportunity to ensure quality and commitment throughout the period of his stewardship at the Institute.
The Vice Chancellor, having appreciated the visit, also congratulated Prof Maitafsir for the appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR.
Prof. Maitafsir also inspected the NTI Borno State Office, which is under construction in Maiduguri, where he urged the contractor, handling the work 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.