In a bid to entice Nigerian students to embrace teaching, the Federal Government has concluded plans to start paying students currently studying educational courses in Nigerian Universities a stipend of N75, 000 per semester.
According to a report by The Punch, the Federal Government has finalized the plans to pay the promised stipend and will unveil the plans this January.
The Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, TRCN, Prof Josiah Ajiboye, disclosed this in a telephone interview with Punch’s correspondent.
“The ministers involved have prepared the letters and they are working alongside with TETFund.
All the necessary things have been done; the details will be unveiled in January,” Ajiboye stated.
Recall that the Federal Government of Nigeria had in October 2021 promised to pay students in Education departments, N75,000 each as a stipend per semester