The Director General, National Teachers’ Institute, Kaduna State, Prof. Musa Maitafsir, says the institute plans to introduce a mandatory one-year Teacher Internship Programme by January 2024.
Maitafsir disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja when he addressed newsmen to mark the 2023 World Teachers’ Day.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the day has as its theme, ‘The teachers we need for the education we want: The global imperative to reverse the teacher shortage.’
NAN also reports that the day which is held annually on October 5 since 1994, is observed to commemorate the adoption of 1996 ILO/UNESCO recommendation concerning the status of teachers.
The day also emphasizes teachers’ initial preparation, continuing education, recruitment, and employment rights, obligations, and standards.
The DG elaborated on the anticipated internship program, stating that it would be launched in collaboration with the Nigerian Teachers’ Registration Council.
He added that the program has been started in accordance with National Teacher Education Policy’s (2014) Section ‘C’ sub-section (1), page 21.