BY QUADRI SALIU
In order to boost the desire of admission seekers towards the teaching profession, the Federal Government has said that every undergraduate studying education in public universities will receive N150,000 and those in Nigeria Certificate In Education (NCE) will get N100,000 yearly.
According to the statement, such education students would be given N75,000 each per semester and N50,000 to NCE students.
Malam Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, announced this on Tuesday at the World Teachers’ Day celebration held at Eagle Square, Abuja.
He explained that it’s part of the deliberate effort of the government to attract the best brains into the teaching profession as promised by the President, Muhammadu Buhari.
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, who read Adamu’s speech said his ministry would collaborate with the state governments to ensure automatic employment for the students on graduation.
Adamu’s words: “Undergraduate students of B.Ed/B.A. Ed/BSc. Ed in Public institutions is 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.”