The Federal Ministry of Education has explained what hindered the payment of bursary to students of education in universities.
Ministry Of Education Explains Reason For Delay In Bursary Payment
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Andrew Adejo, speaking during the 2022 World Teachers Day press briefing held in Abuja on Monday, September 26, said the the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) was responsible for the delay in payment of the bursary.
“Undergraduates 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,” Buhari had said through his minister of education, Adamu Adamu.
Speaking to the press, Adejo said, “The implementation of the payment of stipends has commenced.
“However, due to the strike, we have not been able to get the data of all the students in universities. We only have 7 per cent of the required data to be processed for payment.”
On the New National Teaching Policy, Adejo said, “I must state here that the national implementation of the New National Teaching Policy has commenced. It is a holistic package that will ultimately address the career path, remuneration, professional teaching standards, qualification, deployment and management of teachers.
“The theme for the year 2022 WTD which is ‘the transformation of education begins with teachers’ strongly stresses the importance of empowering teachers for the effective transformation of education to ensure quality teaching and learning as well as galvanize technological advancements to meet the ever-changing needs for national growth and development.”
Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily had reported that the Federal Government through the National Universities Commission (NUC) ordered Vice- Chancellors to re-open universities and commence lectures immediately.