This study investigated the “Impact of Implementation of National Teachers Institute Distance Learning Programmes on Primary School Teachers in Kano State, Nigeria”. The study was carried out with four (4) objectives among which are to: explore whether NTI Kano centre impacted on primary school teacher in Kano state and find out the influence of NCE qualification by NTI/DLS programmes on primary school teachers performance in Kano with respect to gender difference. In line with the stated objectives, four (4) research questions were posed, while four (4) hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The ex-post facto research design was used for the study. The 777 primary school teachers who attained NCE by DLS served as the population of the study from which a sample size of 260 were used as the sample size of the study. Purposive sampling technique was used in selecting the sample size of the study; this is because not all the primary school teachers in the study area obtained their NCE through NTI/DLS. Questionnaire was used for data collection in the study. All the four (4) hypotheses designed for the study were rejected considering the calculated values were greater than the critical values in all the analysis. Chi-Square statistics was used in analyzing the responses of the respondents. The finding of the study shows a significant impact of NCE NTI distance learning on primary school teachers in Kano State. Furthermore, there is indication on improvement in teaching by the beneficiaries; and there are also significant changes in methodologies the teachers used in teaching as a result of NCE/DLS obtained by the beneficiaries as shown from the result of the study. The study concluded that proximity motivated primary school teachers to enrol in NCE/DLS in the study area and it has helped in improving their performance generally. However, the respondents suggested that mass media should be used for wider publicity of the programme. Finally, the study recommended that there should be periodic check and improvement of teaching facilities in Kano study centre so as to help primary school teacher acquire the moderate teaching skills. Also the study recommended that the incentives given primary school teacher who partake in the NCE should be maintained among others.
IMPACT OF IMPLEMENTATION OF NATIONAL TEACHERS INSTITUTE (NTI) DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAMMES ON PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN KANO STATE, NIGERIA