The National Teachers' Institute was setup to serve as a Distant Learning Educational Institution in order to provide additional means of tackling the following challenges facing Teacher Education in Nigeria:-
The need to trully profesionalised the teaching profession at all levels.
The need to curb the worrisome shortages of professional Teachers nation-wide.
The need to provide serving teachers the opportunity to further, upgrade / update their qualification and professional competence without necessarily leaving their jobs.
Finally, the need to provide ALL the above at minimum costs to both the Students and the Education Authorities