The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) has said the details of the N75,000 semester allowance promised by President Muhammadu Buhari to students of education in federal universities and federal colleges of education will be out by January 2022, Siggy reports.
The council stated that letters had already been written and the Ministry of Education was working with the Tertiary Education Trust Fund in that regard, The Punch reported.
The newspaper stated that the registrar of TRCN, Professor Josiah Ajiboye, disclosed this on Wednesday, December 29.
Professor Ajiboye said: “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.”
It could be recalled that President Buhari had during the 2021 World Teachers’ Day announced his administration’s plan to make the teaching profession lucrative and ensure that teachers were adequately trained.
He also announced that education students 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.