Failure of the National Teachers Institute (NTI) Kaduna to pay 2014 and 2015 project supervision and teaching practice allowances to facilitators in various study centers across the country has affected the smooth running of the programmmes.
Investigation by METROWATCH, an online newspaper, revealed that the institution is currently owing its facilitators, 2014 project supervision allowance, 2015 project and teaching practice supervision allowance.
It was gathered that the facilitators had initially withheld students result due to the inability of the Institute to pay them their allowances but the result was later released after the Institute promised to offset the two years’ allowance.
According to one of the facilitators, who speak to METROWATCH, under condition of anonymity, the Institute had collected the money from the students but refused to pay the facilitators their allowances.
“The Students paid N10, 000 for project supervision and another N10, 000 for teaching practice but the Institute refused to pay the facilitators their allowance for two years”, the facilitator said.
Further investigation by this publication shows that the institute also procured and sold a tablet of about N25,000 in the markets to students at a high rate of N45, 000.
When contacted, the public relations officer of the Institute, Abdullahi Jibrin, denied owing the facilitators but failed to provide detail of how the payment to the facilitators was made.