The exercise is part of the 2022 appropriated funds released to the Institute under the Sustainable Development Goals.
Musa Maitafsir, the director, National Teachers’ Institute (NTI), Kaduna, says the institute will build the capacity of 5,000 teachers across Nigeria.
In an interview on Sunday, Mr Maitafsir said the gesture followed the approval of the exercise by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.
He stated that the exercise was part of the 2022 appropriated funds released to the Institute under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“Over the years, NTI has been very active in carrying out this primary assignment based on Act no.7 of 1978.
“The act mandates the Institute to train and retrain Nigerian teachers using distance learning techniques,” he said.
He also said the institute had commenced the 2022 Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) Education Support Fund for Digital Literacy training of Nigerian teachers.
According to him, the institute had also commenced the 2021 UBEC Basic Education Support Fund across the country.
“NTI has also started the Digital Literacy Programme of Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning Empowerment (AGILE) projects in Kebbi and Katsina states,” the NTI CEO added.
MrMaitafsir also said various capital and constituency training workshops across some National Assembly constituencies in the nation were ongoing.
He said, “the Institute has put in place all the necessary mechanisms to ensure successful and impactful training workshops.
“This is for a truly effective and valuable approach to teaching and learning that teachers of today desire to excel in their jobs.”
Mr Maitafsir commended the federal government for prioritising the teaching profession and teacher education since the beginning of the present administration.