FG proposes N75,000 as bursary for undergraduates studying education

The Federal Government in commemoration of World Teachers’ Day 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 in Abuja as the Federal Government reintroduces bursary awards.

The Minister also noted that it will liaise with the Ministries of Education in the 36 states including the FCT Education Board, to identify respective courses of study required by each state after which N150,000 will be awarded for undergraduates and N100,000 for NCE students.

“Beneficiaries must attend public institutions only and sign a bond to serve their state for five (5) years on graduation,” a statement from the ministry read.

According to Adamu, the fund would be sourced from UBEC, TETFund, and managed by the Federal Scholarship Board.

Beneficiaries will also be awarded a sponsorship to at least one refresher training per annum.

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