President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the payment of stipends to Bachelor of Education students as well as granting them automatic employment after graduation.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who represented President Buhari at the 2020 commemoration to mark World Teacher’s Day themed: leading in crisis, reimagining the future, in Abuja informed us about the new Federal government Policy.
He said, “The payment of stipends to Bachelor of Education students, as well as granting them automatic employment after graduation is now a government policy”.
The President said that the Tertiary Education Fund (TETFUND) will now fund the teaching practice in Universities and Colleges of Education in the country. He also increased the number of years of service from 35 to 40.
He said the implementation of the new salary scheme was to encourage teachers in delivering better service. Teachers have the power to shape and reshape the lives of young people and help learners to enhance their potentials.
“Only great teachers can produce excellent people and students that will make the future of our country great. A positive or negative influence of a teacher on any child will have an effect on that child. Therefore the federal government is ensuring quality education to access” he said.
President Buhari also said his administration has resolved that quality education of teachers in terms of engagement of continued professional development has to be given priority.