- The federal government has revealed its immediate plans for public school teachers
- The teachers would be given 1GB (Gigabyte) data free monthly to assist them in their duties
- The aim is to enable them to access educational materials on the internet
Public schools teachers would be given 1GB (Gigabyte) data free to enable them to access and browse the internet on a regular basis.
This was revealed by the minister of education, Adamu Adamu on Saturday, October 9 at the 2019 World Teachers Day celebration held in Abuja.
The minister who was represented by the junior minister of education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said the ministry was working with the Nigerian Communications Commission and other stakeholders to provide at least 1GB of data free to each public school teacher to surf the web and obtain educational materials.
He also revealed that the federal government was working to obtain a life insurance policy for all public school teachers, adding that families of all insured teachers would be given benefits upon the death of the holder.
He also hailed the contribution of teachers in ensuring the achievement of inclusive education.
According to him, there was an urgent need for policies that would provide allowances and initiate annual retention benefits for teachers to attract them to rural communities.
“The federal government shall collaborate with state governments with a view to providing incentives to teachers, especially in the rural areas with a view to encouraging young talents to the teaching profession,” he said.
Meanwhile, a group of Nigerian students recently won a gold medal at an international school entrepreneurship competition in the United States of America.
The youngsters who are students of Abuja-based Marist College Yangoji, won the grand award with their innovative problem-solving device code-named: Marist Air Quality Monitor (MARIST-AQM).
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