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FG reintroduces bursary, approves N75,000 stipend for Education students

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FG reintroduces bursary, approves N75,000 stipend for Education students

By Matthew Eloyi

In an effort to reposition the education sector and encourage teaching profession in Nigeria, the Federal Government has announced the reintroduction of bursary in universities and colleges of education across the Country.

The development includes the provision for the sum of N75,000 as a stipend per semester for students undergoing degree programmes in Education in public universities in Nigeria, while students undergoing the Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) programme will get N50,000 as a stipend per semester.

Minister of Education, Malam Adamu announced this, on Tuesday, at the World Teachers’ Day celebration held at Eagle Square, Abuja.

Adamu whose speech was read by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono said his ministry would collaborate with the 36 States’ Government to ensure automatic employment for the students on graduation.

In his words, “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.

“Federal Government should find the modality through which respective States” Governments could provide automatic employment for NCE graduates at Basic Education level.”

Adamu stressed that the reintroduction of the bursary was part of the resolutions of the National Implementation Committee constituted by the government following President Muhammdu Buhari’s pronouncement in repositioning the nation’s education sector and the teaching profession in particular.

According to the minister, beneficiaries must attend public institutions only and sign a bond to serve their state for five years on graduation.

FG reintroduces bursary, approves N75,000 stipend for Education students

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