Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has authorized the payment of N75,000 allowance per semester for undergraduate education students of public universities across the country.
This development was announced by the Honourable Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu during the World Teachers’ Day celebration that took place recently at Eagle Square, Abuja.
While making the announcement, the Minister said the President also authorized the payment of N50,000 stipend for students in Colleges of Education across the country.
He added that the development was one of the promises made by the President on the development of education last year.
According to him, this was aimed at motivating people to engage in the teaching profession and encourage excellent service delivery in our institutions of learning.
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 National Certificate of Education (NCE) students will get N50,000.00 as stipends per semester.”
While talking further, the Minister disclosed that efforts were in place to give automatic employment to students after graduation.
The Minister added: “The Federal Government should find the modality through which respective states’ governments could provide automatic employment for NCE graduates at Basic Education level.”