The federal government of Nigeria has directed Vice Chancellors of all Federal and State Universities in the country to submit a full list of all students studying education courses.
The purpose of the list is for the award of Bursary in line with the Presidential directive on the award of bursary to undergraduate students studying education in public Universities to revitalize and reposition the teaching profession in Nigeria.
This was contained in a letter from the Federal Scholarship Board, referenced ED/SC/A/698/17, and dated 01 August 2022 which was cited by The Abusites.
“Given the above, I am directed to request the Vice-Chancellor to urgently furnish the Commission with the comprehensive list of all students studying Education programs at the undergraduate level in your University using the attached format.” the statement adds
The NUC further directs universities to submit the lists in both hard and soft copies on or before 30 August, 2022.
Recall that as a way of encouraging more Nigerians to take up careers in teaching, the Nigerian government had announced the payment of N75,000 per semester for every student of public universities studying education.
Similarly, students of colleges of education are also billed to receive N50,000 per semester.
The minister of education, Adamu Adamu, has disclosed this in Abuja during the commemoration of the 2021 annual World Teachers’ Day.
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 dor NCE graduates at Basic Education level.”
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, David Adejo had earlier at the 2nd Nigeria National Consultation ahead of the United Nations Transforming Education Summit (TES) 2022 announced that the payment will commence in early 2023.