The Federal Government has granted a payment of N75,000 each semester to undergraduate students pursuing Education in Nigerian public universities.
Also, as promised by President Muhammadu Buhari last year, Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) students would earn N50,000 as a stipend per semester as part of the government’s intentional endeavor to lure the greatest brains into the teaching profession.
The news was made by Malam Adamu, the Minister of Education, at the World Teachers’ Day event in Eagle Square, Abuja, on Tuesday, October 5.
Arc. Sonny Echono, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, read Adamu’s statement, in which he stated that his ministry would collaborate with state governments to ensure that students are automatically employed upon graduation.
“Undergraduate B.Ed / B.A. Ed / BSc. Ed students in public universities would receive N75,000.00 per semester stipends, while NCE students will receive N50,000.00 per semester stipends,” he stated.
“The Federal Government should create a method for state governments to give NCE graduates with automatic employment at the Basic Education level,” he added.