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NOUN signs MOU with NTI over Postgraduate & Degree Programmes

National Teachers’ Institute (NTI) and the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enable the institute affiliate its postgraduate and bachelor degree programmes with the university.

This was contained in a statement issued in Kaduna and signed by NTI’s director-general, Professor Garba Dahuwa Azare.
According to the statement, the affiliation will further boost teacher education and ensure that quality and international standard are maintained in teachers’ training across the board in Nigeria.

“The National Teachers’ Institute (NTI) and the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the affiliation of the institute’s PGDE and Bachelors Degree Programme to the NOUN in order to boost further teacher education in the country,” it stated.

To this end, Professor Azare said NTI had launched its new portal for registration of applicants and students and payment of fees.
“With the commencement of the new portal, a marked change has occurred in some aspects of registration and payment of fees for all the institute’s programmes.

“Part of the changes include: the abolition of the purchase ‘PINS’ and the use of a few number of banks for translation. With the new portal, students can pay through their ATM cards and through any commercial banks of their choice,” the statement added.


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COURSE REVIEW: Postgraduate Diploma in Education

Postgraduate diploma in education pgdeThe Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), also called Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), is a necessary certificate earned in order to become a professional teacher.
In the U.K, it is often called the PGCE. This is a teacher training course to back the needed qualified teachers status (QTS). Not all Univerities offering PGCE grant a QTS.
As an professional educationist,  understand the need to be a trained teacher and not just having the talents for teaching.
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Masters degree and Professional certificateIn a world of many opportunities and choices, one of the issues facing fresh graduates who want to advance their education for a postgraduate programme is ‘which way?’ A Masters degree, which gives you an in-depth knowledge of a specilization of your first degree, or A Professional certificate- which gives you the edge a career and make you seen as a professional. Your choice should depend on life goals and your definition of success in life. The following would serve as a broad guideline on whether you should take a Master degree or a Professional course.