Nigerian Government introduces NGN 75,000 per semester bursary funds for education students in public universities

The Nigerian seeks to incentivize teaching as a career choice and to this effect has announced the payment of 75,000 Naira per semester to every student studying education programmes in Nigerian public universities.

Students of colleges of education are set to also receive 50,000 Naira per semester.

Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, made this disclosure on the 5th of October 2021 during the commemoration of the 2021 annual World Teacher’s Day in Abuja.

He stated that “The Federal Government should find the modality through which respective state governments could provide automatic employment for NCE graduates at Basic Education Level.”

He further stated that the Government should establish partnership that will seek to provide affordable housing for teachers on Build, Operate and Transfer basis.

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