This was contained in a statement issued in Kaduna and signed by NTI’s director-general, Professor Garba Dahuwa Azare.
According to the statement, the affiliation will further boost teacher education and ensure that quality and international standard are maintained in teachers’ training across the board in Nigeria.
“The National Teachers’ Institute (NTI) and the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the affiliation of the institute’s PGDE and Bachelors Degree Programme to the NOUN in order to boost further teacher education in the country,” it stated.
To this end, Professor Azare said NTI had launched its new portal for registration of applicants and students and payment of fees.
“With the commencement of the new portal, a marked change has occurred in some aspects of registration and payment of fees for all the institute’s programmes.
“Part of the changes include: the abolition of the purchase ‘PINS’ and the use of a few number of banks for translation. With the new portal, students can pay through their ATM cards and through any commercial banks of their choice,” the statement added.