NTIC, Ministry of Education Collaborates On Teacher’s Training


Funmi Lawrence


Nigerian International Tulip Colleges has agreed to collaborate with the Federal Ministry of Education to train teachers in the country.


Mr Feyzullah Bilgen, Managing Director, NTIC made this known during a courtesy visit to the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, in Abuja on Friday.


Bilgen noted that training the teachers would replicate in the quality education given to the children.


” We are working to collaborate to train teachers from the public school. We are partnering with the National Mathematical Centre (NMC) , Secondary Education Board.


” We are in the process of implementing this and it will start very soon.


” We believe if teachers are trained, they will replicate this in the teaching of the students.”


Bilgen added that the collaboration had also resulted to organising Annual National Mathematics Competition thereby contributing to the education of Nigerian students as well as preparing them for the future.


” We have concluded the 16th edition of the competition. This year, we are preparing to start the 17th edition in which pupils from all states will take the examination.


” In the last edition, 40,000 pupils participated in the competition and they received various prizes.


“48 students each year receive scholarship by the NTIC management, they receive this scholarship for six years.


” In addition to that, 16 per cent of NTIC students are on scholarship as a social responsibility of the school toward education.”


Meanwhile, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr Sonny Echono noted that one of the primary goal of the country’s educational policy was to produce students who would be internationally competitive.


Echono added that the students should also be in the position to pay key roles in the jobs and challenges of tomorrow saying that the NTIC has offered the opportunity for benchmarking with other countries.


” As a government, we take pride in the fact that in the last 20 years, students have won about 350 prizes, out if which in the last one year, we have 90 prizes.


” We feel very proud of the accomplishment and we believe the conditions NTIC set have enable that to happen.


” We also want to put it on record that 16 per cent of students in diaspora are on NTIC scholarship, we appreciate the fact that the students are being exposed internationally to attend high quality education,” he said.

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