FG approved to pay students studying education courses the sum of N75,000 per semester in their respective undergraduates programmes in faculty of education at any public institutions and N50,000 for those who enroll for a National Certificate In Education (N.C.E.) programme.
Federal Government opined that beneficiaries must attend public institutions only and sign a bond to serve their state for five (5) years on graduation, beneficiaries will also be awarded a sponsorship to at least one refresher training per annum.
Federal Government has approves undergraduate B.Ed/B.A. Ed/ BSc. Ed students in public institutions like publics universities, polytechnics and college of education will receive stipends of N75,000 per semester, while NCE students will receive stipends of N50,000 per semester”, according to the government’s announcement.
Several reaction lauded the government over the decision as welcome development. The Federal Government decision to pay students studying education courses the sum of N75,000 per semester has been described as a step in the right direction, given the fact that education is the bedrock of excellence in all fields of human endeavour.
Successful countries had gotten it right with their education systems, the approval of this funds, if properly channeled, would alleviate the sufferings of poor students and encourage aspiring students to consider a career in education.
So, “to pay stipends to students of education is a welcome development and a step in the right direction. “This will encourage more students to pursue a career in education thus strengthening the foundation for a greater Nigeria.
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