The Federal Government has approved the sum of N75,000 as a stipend per semester for students studying education in public universities in Nigeria.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, announced this on Tuesday at the World Teachers’ Day celebration held at the Eagle Square, Abuja.
Adamu’s speech was read by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr Sonny Echono.
The minister said the education ministry would collaborate with the state governments to ensure automatic employment for the students on graduation.
He also said that Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) students would get N50,000 as a stipend per semester as part of the deliberate efforts of the government to attract the best brains into the teaching profession as promised by President Muhammadu Buhari last year.
He said, “Undergraduates of BEd / BA 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.
“The Federal Government should find the modality through which the respective state governments could provide automatic employment for NCE graduates at the Basic Education level.”