President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N75,000 per semester as a stipend for students of education in public universities and colleges across the country.
The President who made this announcement on Tuesday also approved N50,000 as a stipend per semester for Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) students.
This was made known by the Minister for Education, Adamu Adamu during the annual celebration of World Teachers’ Day at the Eagle Square, Abuja.
Adamu explained that efforts were ongoing to grant automatic employment to students after graduation, as the ministry would collaborate with state governments.
“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,” Adamu said.
“The Federal Government should find the modality through which respective state governments could provide automatic employment for NCE graduates at Basic Education level,” he added.