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Students call for more teachers at NIHOTOUR


LAGOS – Post-graduate students of National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), has called for more teachers for the institute.
The students made the call in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Tuesday.
They also urged the management of the institute to equip the classrooms with modern teaching materials.
Mr Kolaru Olawale, a graduating student of the institute, said there was need to get more teachers for effective teaching and learning in the institute.
“At times, one teacher teaches two courses and which is not encouraging.
“At times, some of the teachers do not finish their course outline for a semester because of the two courses they are teaching.
“ It will be better if the institute can increase its teaching staff strength to aid teaching and learning’’, Olawale said.
Mr Raji Muftau, another graduating student, urged the management to equip the classrooms with modern teaching materials.
He added that the classrooms were not too conducive for learning.
“There is the need to improve and upgrade facilities in classrooms of the institute.
“There is need for more and better chairs and tables, boards, fans and other things that can facilitate learning.
“The available materials at the classrooms are not too conducive for learning’’, Muftau said.
A graduating student, Mr Solomon Onokpite, said the institute deserved to be upgraded with modern buildings, teaching and office equipment.
Onokpite said that although they had professional teachers, there was need to get more teachers for each courses.
“The idea of one teacher teaching two courses is not good enough, the management needs to employ more hands in the classrooms.
“The curriculum, courses and teaching standards are good but there is need for improvement to meet global standards’’, Onokpite said.
Mrs Chika Balogun, the Director-General of the institute, represented by Mr Wale Odeyemi, the Lagos Zonal Coordinator of the institute, promised improved facilities.
Balogun said it was part of the management’s transformation agenda to improve and upgrade the teaching and learning standard of the institute.
She said that the management was working hard to make the institute to generate revenue.
“We cannot overburden the federal government for funds; the institute needs to generate money through Public Private Partnership.
“The government cannot do it alone. It requires the assistance of public and private partnership’’, she said. (NAN)

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