The Federal Government has approved the sum of N75,000 as a stipend per semester for students undergoing degree programmes in Education in public universities in Nigeria.
Also, the Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) students will get N50,000 as a stipend per semester as part of the deliberate effort of the goverment to attract the best brains into the teaching profession as promised by President Muhammadu Buhari last year.
Malam Adamu, the Minister of Education, made the announcement on Tuesday, October 5, at the World Teachers’ Day celebration in Eagle Square, Abuja.
“Undergraduate B.Ed / B.A. Ed / BSc. Ed students in public institutions will receive stipends of N75,000.00 per semester, while NCE students will receive stipends of N50,000.00 per semester.
The Federal Government should find a way for state governments to provide automatic employment for NCE graduates at the Basic Education level,” he said.