Government offers cash incentive to education students

As a way of encouraging more Nigerians to take up careers in teaching, the Nigerian government has announced the payment of NGN75,000 (US$182) per semester for every student of public universities studying education programmes, write Medinat Kanabe and Mariam Ileyemi for Premium Times. Similarly, students of colleges of education are also billed to receive NGN50,000 per semester.

The minister of education, Adamu Adamu, made the disclosure in Abuja during the commemoration of the 2021 annual World Teachers’ Day on 5 October.

Confirming the development to Premium Times in a telephone interview, the registrar and chief executive officer of the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria, Josiah Ajiboye, a professor, said the implementation will commence in 2022. “It is part of the efforts to reposition the education sector in Nigeria and this has clearly shown the commitment of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari towards reclaiming the glory in the sector,” Ajiboye said.
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