The federal government has approved the payment of N75,000 every semester for all student studying education in public universities across the nation.
The minister of education, Adamu Adamu made this known on Tuesday in Abuja on the event of this year’s World Teacher’s Day celebration.
Adamu, ably represented by Sonny Echono, the permanent secretary of the ministry, said students who are undergoing National Certificate in Education (NCE) programme will as well get N50,000.
He also mentioned that his ministry would also join hands with state governments to make sure those who studied education in public tertiary institutions get automatic employment after graduation.
According to Adamu, the action is part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts to make teaching encouraging to the best brains in the country.
“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,” he said.
“Federal Government should find the modality through which respective states’ governments could provide automatic employment for NCE graduates at Basic Education level.”
The education minister also said the ministry would also collaborate with education ministries across the federation to identify respective courses of study required by each state.
“Beneficiaries must attend public institutions only and sign a bond to serve their state for five (5) years on graduation,” he added.