Better days are here for students undergoing degree programmes in Education in public universities in Nigeria, as the Federal Government, under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sum of N75,000 as stipend per semester for those undergoing degree programmes and N50,000 for others on the Nigeria Certificate in Education .
This announcement was made by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu on Tuesday at the World Teachers’ Day celebration held at Eagle Square, Abuja, hinting that the initiative was part of efforts of the federal government to attract the best brains into the teaching profession as promised by the President Muhammadu Buhari in 2020.
Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, the minister said his ministry would collaborate with the state governments to ensure automatic employment for the students on graduation.
His words: “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.”