The Federal Government has proposed to pay the sum of N75,000 per semester for undergraduates studying education courses in public institutions and N50,000 for those who enroll for a National Certificate In Education (N.C.E.) programme.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, disclosed this on Tuesday during the celebration of this year’s World Teachers’ Day in Abuja as the Federal Government reintroduces bursary awards.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Union of Teachers says primary and secondary school teachers in states yet to implement the new National Minimum Wage may soon be forced to withdraw their services.
In 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari had promised to enhance teachers’ remuneration and increase their retirement age from 60 to 65 years, and service years from 35 to 40 years.