The director-general and chief executive of National Teachers’ Institute (NTI), Kaduna , Prof. Garba Dahuwa Azare, has said that corruption is one of the major factors that aid the underdevelopment of nations.
Prof Azare, who was represented by the institute’s director of Quality Assurance and ICT, Mal. Ibrahim Mohammed Aminu, made the disclosure in his opening remarks during a one-day sensitisation exercise and commissioning of NTI Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit(ACTU) Secretariat.
He said for any nation to move ahead steadily, that country must fight corruption and other social vices. He said this could only be possible if corruption is wiped out in all aspects.
‘’We are also aware of the fact that the institute being the leading institution dedicated to teacher training and retraining in the country is mandated to provide quality teachers for a great nation,” he said. He added that the institute should be free from corruption and related offences to achieve its mandate.
Prof. Azare said teachers are source of development in any nation, hence the need to organise the sensitisation programme for staff and students of the institute.
The chairperson of the NTI Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit, Mrs. Bilkisu Yakubu said the institute established the unit so as to serve as a centre for preventive measures.
She said the unit would also assist in enhancing transparency in its dealings with staff, facilitators and students. She said the move is not meant to witch-hunt anybody.