The minister is particularly shocked by the poor performance of the FCT students in such examinations as the National Examination Council (NECO) and the West African Examination Council (WAEC).
Muhammad Bello spoke today, Tuesday, when he received a delegation of the National Teachers’ Institute (NTI), led by its Director General, Dr. Aminu Ladan Sharehu, who paid him a courtesy visit in his office.
The minister recalled:“a few weeks ago, we sat down and looked at our overall education system here and the statistics we saw in terms of performance of the students at the primary and secondary school level was really very disappointing in terms of successes in the two major examinations of WAEC and NECO.”
He said that for the reason of uplifting the standard of education in the capital city, his ministry would partner with the National Teachers’ Institute (NTI) to develop the capacity of teachers in Primary and Secondary schools.
The Minister said that the partnership would also improve the capacity of teachers in public schools to effectively deliver quality-teaching services in line with their professional callings.
He said that the history of the NTI is a very positive one, saying that it is one of the government institutions in this country that is a success story.
Muhammad Bello advised the management team of the Institute to continue to build on the legacy of its founding fathers, which has made the Institute a success story.
Speaking earlier, the Director-General of NTI, Dr. Aminu Ladan Sharehu commended the FCT administration for making available to them facilities in its public schools to be used as training centres for the prospecting teachers in the zone.
He asked for more cooperation between the administration and the Institute in order to enable the organization to perform the functions for which the Federal Government established it. [myad]