Students studying Education courses in Universities as well as those studying in Colleges of Education across the country are about to enjoy huge benefits as the Federal Government has approved that they are paid every semester all through their studies.
According to the reports, students undergoing degree programmes in Education in public universities will be paid the sum of N75,000 as a stipend per semester while students in Colleges of Education will get N50,000 as a stipend per semester.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, announced this on Tuesday, at the World Teachers’ Day celebration. He mentioned that this is part of the deliberate effort of the government to attract the best brains into the teaching profession as promised by the President.
Adamu, whose speech was read by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, said his ministry would collaborate with the state governments to ensure automatic employment for the students on 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.”