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NTI partners Open University on degree programme

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LAGOS – The National Teachers Institute (NTI) on Monday said it was collaborating with the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) on its newly introduced Bachelor of Education degree programme.

Mr Moses Akinmurele, the Lagos State Coordinator of the NTI, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that NOUN was chosen for electronic learning.

He said that NOUN was favoured for the collaboration because the institution was already operating e-learning and has the capacity to handle electronic learning.

“The umbrella also provided by NOUN includes supervision, operation and along the line, checkmating if the directives provided is followed.

“NTI is to update some of the courses and look at the facilities to make sure they are conducive.

“It will also ensure that qualified teachers are employed and that students to be graduated are qualified,’’ the official said.

Akinmurele said the institute had also introduced a media device for its Bachelor of Education and Post Graduates Diploma students to enhance learning.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]

“It is like a common multimedia IPAD, but this time around customised to contain all the contents of courses.

“It is synchronised in such a way that it is an interactive device as if the teachers are talking to their students.

“If there is any question or difficulty, the student will input and search for answers on the website of educational providers such as the Open Education Resource (OER).

“This site is not so common but it is known to the academia and controlled by UNESCO,’’ he said.

Akinmurele said the multimedia device would not be introduced for the National Certificate in Education students due to the cost implication.

He said the NTI mode of education was hinged on the Open Distance Education (ODE) which had brought education to the doorsteps of many Nigerians, an initiative that was impossible with conventional universities.

He said the training of the B.ED, PGD and NCE students would commence in April after the matriculation. (NAN)

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