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Buhari Approves N75,000 As Stipend For B.Ed Undergraduates, N50,000 For NCE Students

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As part of the efforts to attract the best brains into the teaching profession, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sum of N75,000 as a stipend per semester for undergraduates undergoing degree programs in Education.

He also approved N50,000 for Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) students.

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu announced this, on Tuesday, at the World Teachers’ Day celebration held at Eagle Square, Abuja.

Adamu whose speech was read by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Echono said his ministry would collaborate with the states’ government to ensure automatic employment for the students on graduation.

He said: “Undergraduate students of B.Ed / B.A. Ed/ BSc. Ed in Public institutions are to receive stipends of N75,000.00 per semester while NCE students will get N50,000.00 as stipends per semester.

“Federal Government should find the modality through which respective states’ governments could provide automatic employment for NCE graduates at Basic Education level.”

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Student Who Had F9 In NECO Celebrates Emerged Best Graduating Student

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A first-class graduate of the University of Ibadan (UI) took to Facebook to share his grass-to-grace story, following his graduation from the school.

The student named Mayowa Joshua Amusan said he had parallel F9 in the first NECO examination he sat for and proceeded to write WAEC three other times before he finally succeeded and gained admission to study Agricultural Technology in the polytechnic, Ibadan.

Amusan went on to reveal that though he graduated with distinction from the polytechnic, he was reluctant to purchase the post-UTME form for UI to further his education because he was scared he wouldn’t pass the exams.

However, with the support of his family, he was able to get the form and got admission into UI to study Agricultural Economics, where he did not only graduate with a first-class but also emerged as the best graduating student from the department.

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Student Who Had F9 In NECO Celebrates Emerged Best Graduating Student

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A first-class graduate of the University of Ibadan (UI) took to Facebook to share his grass-to-grace story, following his graduation from the school.

The student named Mayowa Joshua Amusan said he had parallel F9 in the first NECO examination he sat for and proceeded to write WAEC three other times before he finally succeeded and gained admission to study Agricultural Technology in the polytechnic, Ibadan.

Amusan went on to reveal that though he graduated with distinction from the polytechnic, he was reluctant to purchase the post-UTME form for UI to further his education because he was scared he wouldn’t pass the exams.

However, with the support of his family, he was able to get the form and got admission into UI to study Agricultural Economics, where he did not only graduate with a first-class but also emerged as the best graduating student from the department.

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Yobe Government Slashes Civil Servants’ Salaries By 10% To Repair Schools Boko Haram Destroyed

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Yobe State government has considered slashing the salaries of its civil servants by 10 percent to repair schools wrecked by Boko Haram terrorists in the state.

Governor Mai Mala Buni-led government disclosed this in a statement by the state Commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Muhammad Lamin.

Lamin who spoke at a press briefing on Monday in Damaturu, the state capital, said insurgency had impacted negatively on the educational sector in the state.

He explained that the decision to take a cut from salaries of the government workers was to ginger collective action to revive the sector ravaged by a decade-long insurgency.

“Apart from reaching out to people outside government, we feel that civil servants in the state should also give their modest contribution to the programme by contributing 10 per cent of their November basic salary. By this briefing, therefore, civil servants are informed that the deduction will be for only the month of November 2021,” Mr Buni had pointed out.

“In this regard, the government is appealing to civil servants in the state to heartily support the government in her bid to rescue our state from the catastrophe of educational decay,” the statement added.

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