The Federal government of Nigeria has announced the reintroduction of the bursary in Universities and Colleges of Education across the country, saying it would liaise with the 36 States Ministry of Education including the FCT Education Board, with a view to effecting it.
Minister of Education,Malam Adamu Adamu said this in his keynote address delivered at the 2021 World Teachers Day celebration in Abuja, Tuesday.
Adamu said the reintroduction of the bursary was part of the resolutions of the National Implementation Committee constituted by the Government following President Muhammdu Buhari’s pronouncement in repositioning the nation’s education sector and the teaching profession in particular, during 2020 World Teachers Day celebration.
The minister said, “Beneficiaries must attend public institutions only and sign a bond to serve their State for five years on graduation.”
The fund, he said, “would be sourced from UBEC, TETFund, and managed by the Federal Scholarship Board.”
He said his Ministry “shall collaborate with agencies like NTI, TRCN, CPN, NUC, NCCE, UBEC, PTDF, TETFund, and non-governmental organizations organize training programmes in pedagogy and information and communication technology for academic and non-academic staff.”
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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