The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has expressed willingness to partner with the National Teachers’ Institute (NTI) in order to improve the capacity of teachers in primary and secondary schools in the nation’s capital.
According to the FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammad Bello, the partnership has become necessary to reverse the downward trend in the standard of education in the Federal Capital Territory.
The minister was speaking when a delegation of the NTI, led by its Director-General, Dr. Aminu Ladan Sharehu, paid a courtesy visit to his office.
Bello expressed dissatisfaction over the performance of students of the territory in the public examinations, especially in the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE), conducted by the National Examination Council (NECO) and the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).
In his words, “A few weeks ago, we appraised our overall education system and the statistics we saw in terms of performance of the students at the primary and secondary school levels was really disappointing in terms of success in the two major examinations.”