How Federal Government Authorized N75,000 For Students Pursuing Education At Public Universities

Students pursuing education degrees at public colleges in Nigeria will receive a stipend of N75,000 every semester from the Federal Government.

Iexclusivenews Nigeria reports that as promised by President Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) last year, Nigeria Certificate in Education students would get a stipend of N50,000 per semester as part of the government’s deliberate attempt to entice the best brains into the teaching profession.

The news was made by Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, at the World Teachers’ Day ceremony in Eagle Square, Abuja, on Tuesday.

Sonny Echono, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, presented Adamu’s speech, in which he stated that his ministry would collaborate with state governments to ensure that students are automatically employed upon graduation.

He 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 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.”