Beneficiaries in universities to get N150,000, CoE college students profit N100,000
*They have to be college students of public faculties, it says
By Joseph Erunke
ABUJA- THE federal authorities has introduced the reintroduction of the bursary in universities and schools of schooling throughout the nation, saying it could liaise with the 36 states Ministry of Education together with the FCT Education Board, with a view to effecting it.
The authorities defined that its collaboration with states and the Federal Capital Territory was to establish the respective course of research required respectively by every state, saying an award of N150,000 had been proposed for undergraduates and N100,000 solely to NCE college students.
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Minister of Education,Malam Adamu Adamu, who mentioned this in his keynote deal with delivered on the 2021 World Teachers Day celebration in Abuja, Tuesday, mentioned the reintroduction of the bursary was a part of the resolutions of the National Implementation Committee constituted by the federal government following President Muhammdu Buhari’s pronouncement in repositioning the nation’s schooling sector and the instructing career specifically, throughout 2020 World Teachers Day celebration.
According to the minister,” Beneficiaries should attend public establishments solely and signal a bond to serve their state for 5 years on commencement.”
The fund,he mentioned,” could be sourced from UBEC, TETFund, and
managed by the Federal Scholarship Board.”
He mentioned his ministry “shall collaborate with agencies like NTI, TRCN, CPN, NUC, NCCE, UBEC, PTDF, TETFund, and non-
governmental organizations organize training programmes in pedagogy and
information and communication technology for academic and non-academic staff.”
While disclosing that “UBEC, TETFund, and PTDF would assist in funding the
annual training”,Adamu mentioned: “Government should partner with developers/recognized
institutions like Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, Federal Government Staff Housing Loans Board (FGSLB), FME Staff Welfare, and NUT to finance affordable homes for teachers on Build, Operate and Transfer basis.”
“The type of house to be constructed is based on a range
determined by grade level and personal choice – 2/3 bedroom home for middle-level officers and 4 bedroom
homes/duplex for senior-level and directorate cadre,” he defined.
Speaking on a particular wage scale for lecturers in fundamental and secondary
faculties, Including provisions for rural posting, science
lecturers and peculiar allowances, he mentioned: “Advocacy and sensitization to critical stakeholders like representatives of state governments, through governor’s
forum, ALGON, NUT, NAPPS, OPSON, etc. for their buy-in” will probably be explored.
He mentioned there could be the survey of the six geo-political zones of the nation to
verify from states and native governments the
prevailing conditions of their respective states and native
governments for an knowledgeable choice.
The committee’s doc, he mentioned,” is awaiting presentation to the National Council on Establishment, Head of Civil Service of the Federation and
the Federal Executive Council for adoption.”
“I assure you all those frantic efforts are being made to implement the resolutions to complement the delivery of effective and equitable sound education that will foster development and contribute to the evolution of a strong, democratic, egalitarian,
a prosperous, indivisible, and indissoluble sovereign nation,” the minister mentioned.