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 the President at the event to mark World Teachers Day in Abuja, said this is now a Federal Government policy.
Though there is the old saying which says, “teachers rewards are in heaven,” that seem to have changed this days. Teachers now meritoriously enjoy bumper packages, ranging from car gifts amongst other benefits.
The President also assured the education students in Universities and Colleges of Education automatic employment upon graduation.
“The payment of stipends to Bachelor of Education students, as well as granting them automatic employment after graduation is now a government policy,” he said.
The President said that the Tertiary Education Fund (TETFUND) will now fund teaching practice in Universities and Colleges of Education in the country.
He also promised low-cost housing for teachers in rural areas, among other things.