Nigerian minister of education, Adamu Adamu said that the payment of stipends to Bachelor of Education students as well as granting them automatic employment after graduation is now a federal government policy. He announced this news in Abuja at the commemoration of the World Teachers Day on Monday. Also President Muhammadu Buhari has also approved a salary scale for teachers in the country and increased the number of years of service from 35 years to 40 years.
Mr Adamu, who was representing President Buhari, said the commencement of the new salary scheme was to encourage teachers in delivering better service. The 2020 theme of the World Teachers’ Day is Teachers: leading in crisis, reimagining the future to make up for this year. He said teachers have the power to shape and reshape the lives and minds of young people and help learners to enhance and realise their potentials.
Data source: All Africa news