President Muhammadu Buhari, in commemoration of the World Teachers Day, ordered the payment of N75,000 stipend per semester for students of education in Nigerian universities.
The federal government will also pay a stipend of N50,000 per semester to students of Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE).
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, at the annual World Teachers’ Day anniversary at the Eagle Square, Abuja, revealed the directive of President Buhari that “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.”
The minister said the Federal Ministry of Education would liaise with state governments to provide automatic employment for education students after graduation.
According to Adamu Adamu, “The federal government should find the modality through which respective state governments could provide automatic employment for NCE graduates at Basic Education level.”