- The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) has given an update on the federal government's plan to start giving stipends to education students
- Professor Josiah Ajiboye, the registrar of TRCN, said the details of the semester allowance will be made available to the public in January 2022
- In a bid to attract the best brains to the teaching sector, the federal government had promised to introduce stipends for education students in public universities and other tertiary institutions
The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) has said the details of the N75,000 semester allowance promised by President Muhammadu Buhari to students of education in federal universities and federal colleges of education will be out by January 2022.
The council stated that letters had already been written and the Ministry of Education was working with the Tertiary Education Trust Fund in that regard, The Punch reported.
The newspaper stated that the registrar of TRCN, Professor Josiah Ajiboye, disclosed this on Wednesday, December 29.
Professor Ajiboye said:
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“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."
Legit.ng recalls that President Buhari had during the 2021 World Teachers’ Day announced his administration's plan to make the teaching profession lucrative and ensure that teachers were adequately trained.
He also announced that education students in public institutions would have access to semester stipends of N50,000 for those in colleges of education and N75,000 for those in universities.
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In a related development, the federal government has announced that the new Special Teachers Salary Scale approved by President Buhari in 2020 is expected to take off on January 1, 2022.
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The government said in a brief statement:
"The new Special Teachers Salary Scale approved by President Buhari in 2020 is expected to take off on January 1, 2022."
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The cheques were presented to the awardees at the Ladoke Akintola University Ogbomoso by the former national treasurer of ASUU, Professor Ademola Aremu, ASUU financial secretary, Professor Ade Adejumo, and chairpersons from the zone.
Legit.ng's regional reporter in Ibadan, Ridwan Kolawole, reported that the ceremony took place at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso on Wednesday, December 22.
Proposed private universities awaiting FG’s final approval
Also on education, the National Universities Commission (NUC) has released the list of new proposed universities that are awaiting the federal government’s approval.
The proposed universities were listed in the NUC’s bulletin published on Monday, September 20.
The promoters of the proposed private universities have successfully submitted their letters of intent at the NUC new Board Room.