students for the 2015/2016 academic session, during a matriculation
ceremony which was held simultaneously in all the states of
the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
In a statement issued by the Director General of NTI, Dr. Aminu
Sharehu, the new students were charged to take their studies seriously.
The DG stated that the matriculated students were 14, 807 Post
Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), 19, 878 National Certificate in
Education (NCE) and 6,051 Bachelor’s Degree Programmes.
He said the number of students offered admission for the year is a
proof that many Nigerians, who are mostly workers can actually continue
with their education through distance education system without
He clarified that only students that have registered for tuition,
examination, computer tablets, research project, teaching practice,
carryover, as the case may be, can enjoy the service the institutes has
The NTI DG added that the institute has also introduced e-learning Clubs in its’ Study Centres across the country.