8:32 PM January 23, 2022

FG unveils details of stipend for teachers-in-training January



The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria has said the details of the N75,000 semester allowance promised by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to students of education in federal universities and federal colleges of education will be out by next month.

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 Registrar, TRCN, Prof Josiah Ajiboye, disclosed this in a telephone interview with our correspondent on Wednesday.

The reports that Buhari during the 2021 World Teachers’ Day had announced that his regime would make the teaching profession lucrative and ensure that teachers were adequately trained.

He also announced that student teachers undergoing training 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.

The TRCN boss had earlier told that the Federal Government had set up a committee consisting of representatives of the council, the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission, the Head of Service of the Federation and the education ministry.

But on Wednesday, he told our correspondent that the details about the implementation would unfold in January 2022.

“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.

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