According to a statement by the Assistant Director, Press and Public Relations of the Institute, Mr Paul Mshelizah, the inauguration ceremonies for the programmes, which took place at Lagos and Abuja learning centres, were part of plans to reposition the institute to meet the dynamism of transportation industry.
Performing the inauguration, the NITT Director-General, Dr Aminu Musa-Yusuf, said it became imperative to commence the programmes in order to diversify the institute`s courses.
He said that the programmes would help to cater for students who might be unable to come to Zaria because of the distance.
While assuring participants of quality programmes equal to what were being delivered in Zaria, Musa-Yusuf congratulated them for being the pioneer participants of the institute’s Distance Learning Programme.
He enjoined other employees in the transport and logistics industry to take advantage of the opportunity to improve their skills by enrolling in the programmes, which he said, were convenient and flexible.
The courses under the Distance Learning Programmes included Certificate in Transport and Logistics (CTL), Diploma in Transport and Logistics (DTL) and advanced Professional Diploma in Transport and Logistics (PDTL) which will last for one and half years or three semesters. (NAN)