The Federal Ministry of Education has said that the disbursement of bursary to students of education in universities in the country, was hindered by the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
This was revealed by Andrew Adejo, the Permanent secretary of the ministry, during the 2022 World Teachers Day press briefing held in Abuja.
“The implementation of the payment of stipends has commenced.
“However, due to the strike, we have not been able to get the data of all the students in universities. We only have 7 percent of the required data to be processed for payment.
“I must state here that the national implementation of the New National Teaching Policy has commenced. It is a holistic package that will ultimately address the career path, remuneration, professional teaching standards, qualification, deployment, and management of teachers.
“The theme for the year 2022 WTD which is ‘the transformation of education begins with teachers’ strongly stresses the importance of empowering teachers for the effective transformation of education to ensure quality teaching and learning as well as galvanize technological advancements to meet the ever-changing needs for national growth and development”, Adejo quoted.
It was gathered that President Muhammadu Buhari had through the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu announced that undergraduates of B.Ed/B.A. Ed/BSc. Ed in Public institutions is to receive stipends of N75,000.00 per semester while NCE students will get N50,000.00 as stipends per semester.