President Muhammadu Buhari has approved payment of N75,000 stipend per semester for students studying education.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the payment of N75,000 stipend per semester for undergraduate students of education at public universities across the country.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this during the annual celebration of World Teachers’ Day at the Eagle Square in Abuja, also revealed that the President approved N50,000 as a stipend per semester for Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) students.
According to him, the development which is part of his last year’s promises for the education sector is aimed at encouraging people to take up the teaching profession as well as encourage excellent service delivery.
Adamu said, “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.”
The minister also assured that efforts were in place to grant automatic employment to students after graduation, as the ministry would collaborate with state governments.
“The Federal Government should find the modality through which respective states’ governments could provide automatic employment for NCE graduates at Basic Education level,” he added.
KanyiDaily had also reported how President Buhari awarded scholarships to three secondary school students who emerged winners at the 2020 Young Nigerian Scientists Presidential Award Competition.