FG Announces Stipends for Students Studying B.Ed, NCE, Others Per Semester

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FG Announces Stipends for Students Studying B.Ed, NCE, Others Per Semester

By Alabidun Shuaib Abdulrahman

The Federal Government has approved a stipend of N75,000 per semester for students pursuing degrees in education at Nigerian public universities.

Also, as part of the government’s deliberate attempt to lure the greatest brains into the teaching profession, Nigeria Certificate in Education students would get N50,000 as a stipend per semester, as promised by President Muhammadu Buhari last year.

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Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, made the announcement at the World Teachers’ Day event in Eagle Square, Abuja, on Tuesday.

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.”

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