President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N75,000 as a stipend per semester for each student in public universities across the country while their counterparts pursuing Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) would receive N50,000.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, made this known on Tuesday at the annual celebration of World Teachers’ Day at the Eagle Square, Abuja.
The package is part of the promise Buhari made last year which is aimed at attracting best brains to the educational sector.
Speaking on it, Adamu 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,” adding: “The Federal Government should find the modality through which respective states’ governments could provide automatic employment for NCE graduates at Basic Education level.”