Thursday 30th December 2021: The details of the N75,000 semester allowance promised by the President Muhammadu Buhari , to students of education in federal universities and federal colleges of education will be out by next month.
The Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, Prof Josiah Ajiboye 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 disclosed this in a chat with our journalists on Wednesday.
Recall that President 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.
Ajiboye had earlier confirmed 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.
He confirmed on Wednesday 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.