As part of the government’s deliberate effort to attract the best brains into the teaching profession, the federal government of Nigeria has approved the sum of N75, 000 to be paid per semester to undergraduates studying Education in public universities in Nigeria.
The Hon. Minister of Education, Malam Adamu, who made the announcement on Tuesday, October 5, at the World Teachers’ Day celebration in Eagle Square, Abuja, also disclosed that the Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) students, will receive N50, 000 as a stipend per semester, as promised by President Muhammadu Buhari last year.
The permanent secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, who made this known on behalf of the Hon. Minister, said the federal government would collaborate with the state governments to ensure automatic employment for the students on graduation
“Undergraduate students of B.Ed / B.A. Ed/ BSc. Ed in Public institutions are to receive stipends of N75,000.00 per semester while NCE students will get N50,000.00 as stipends per semester. “Federal Government should find the modality through which respective states’ governments could provide automatic employment for NCE graduates at Basic Education level”. He said
Malam Adamu also said that the new Special Teachers Salary Scale approved by President Buhari in 2020 is expected to take off on January 1, 2022.
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