Niger: Bello earmarks N1bn for NSTDI as 513 students graduate 

The Niger State Teacher Professional Development Institute (NSTPDI) has graduated 513 students while government announced the relocation of the institute to Minna from Dan- Daudu.

Citing security challenges for the relocation, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello  stated Tuesday at the convocation of the students teachers in Minna that the institute has earlier been moved to Minna to Zaramai Secondary School, due to banditry.

He added that “government has therefore relocated the institute to the former Women Teachers College, Minna, and we have earmarked N1bn to develop infrastructure at the new site.”

He said the institute was established to solve the problem of scarcity of teachers in the state and to ensure the professional development of teachers.

He said this became imperative against the backdrop of the failing infrastructure and poor quality of teaching and learning inherited on assumption of office in 2015. 

The state Commissioner for Education, Hajiya Hannatu Jibrin Salihu, commended the governor for the foresight to change the narrative in the education sector, saying that the institute has met the expectations of the state,

She added that in the last seven years, government has continued to invest in the education sector for the development of the state.