The Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT) in Zaria has started Distance Learning Programmes (DLP) in Abuja and Lagos.
This is contained in a statement by the Assistant Director, Press and Public Relations, Mr Paul Mshelizah, in Zaria, Kaduna State on Monday.
It said the inauguration ceremonies for the programmes, which took place at Lagos and Abuja learning centres, were part of plans to reposition the institute to meet the dynamism of the transportation industry.
Performing the inauguration, the NITT Director-General, Dr. Aminu Musa-Yusuf, said it became imperative to commence the programmes in order to diversify the institute’s courses.
He said that the programmes would help to cater for students who might be unable to come to Zaria because of the distance.
“Prior to this development, the institute has been running such programme on public private partnership (PPP) arrangement with other training providers in the industry in Abuja and Lagos.
“That arrangement was, however, discontinued since I assumed the mantle of leadership of the institute and management had since then been planning for the development of the outreach learning centres.
“The flag-off of the Distance Learning Programmes signifies the commitment of the institute at bringing the programmes to the door steps of its clients,” he said.
While assuring participants of quality programmes equal to what were being delivered in Zaria, Musa-Yusuf congratulated them for being the pioneer participants of the institute’s Distance Learning Programme.
He enjoined other employees in the transport and logistics industry to take advantage of the opportunity to improve their skills by enrolling in the programmes, which he said, were convenient and flexible.
Courses under the Distance Learning Programmes included Certificate in Transport and Logistics (CTL), Diploma in Transport and Logistics (DTL) and advanced Professional Diploma in Transport and Logistics (PDTL).
The duration of the programmes is one and half years or three semesters.