Nigerian Education Graduates, Students to get Automatic Employment/Stipends- FG

See FG Approves Special Salary for Teachers, Increases Service Year to 40

Education Graduates, Students to get Automatic Employment/Stipends- FG: The Federal Government on Monday, made a remarkable surprise to Nigeria Teachers by approving “special Salary” to the profession

This came as a surprise when the world is marking world Teachers Day on October 5th

This Special Salary has not been detailed for all to understand and no one knows the time, the money will be paid to teachers

Not just that, the president also increased the service year from 35 to 45 years, making it one of the longest serving institution in the country 

“President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a special salary scale for teachers across the country.

The approval coincided with commemoration of the World Teachers Day on October 5.


He also increased the number of years of service from 35 to 40.

Buhari stated these in Abuja on Monday during celebration of the 2020 World Teachers Day.

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who represented Buhari, said the new salary scheme is to motivate teachers for greater productivity and effectiveness”-the Nation Newspaper reported

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 “Only great teachers can produce excellent people and students that will make the future of our country great. A positive or negative influence of a teacher on any child will have an effect on that child. Therefore the federal government is ensuring quality education to access,” he said.

 “To address these challenges, my administration has approved the following for teachers and the teaching profession. That in order to attract investment in the teaching profession, the quality of the introduction of bursary award has been restored,” he said.

 “My administrative has resolved that quality education of teachers in terms of engagement of continued professional development has to be given priority”

He said there will be Special Salary Scale for Teachers in Basic and Secondary Schools, “including provisions for rural posting allowance, science teachers allowance and peculiar allowance”.

 “Expansion of the annual Presidential Teachers and Schools Awards to cover more categories and for the outstanding,” he said.

Mr Buhari said he has approved the reintroduction of bursary award to education students in Universities and Colleges of Education with the assurance of 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.

He said the Tertiary Education Fund (TETFUND) will now fund teaching practice in Universities and Colleges of Education.

”In those days, very comfortable and important figures in the society would send their children to a teacher’s house for grooming. That was the teacher then,”

According to him, “teachers children and those that lived with them became “the crème de la crème of the society. The society sadly has tilted towards ephemeral appearances that negate the standard of teachers as role models.”

”We think this should stop. Teachers deserve recognition and respect. The first step is to have qualified teachers in practice.”



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