The federal government on Tuesday has approved the sum of N75,000 as a stipend per semester for students studying Education degree programmes in all the federal universities in the country.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, made this known on Tuesday in Abuja at the World Teachers’ Day celebration held at Eagle Square.
Adamu also said the Nigeria Certificate in Education 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 the President.
He noted that the ministry would collaborate with the state governments to ensure automatic employment for the students on graduation.
In his statement, 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.”