The Federal Government has announced the reintroduction of bursary for students in public universities and colleges of education in the country.
The announcement was made by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, in his keynote address delivered at the 2021 World Teachers Day celebration in Abuja on Tuesday.
He explained that its collaboration with states and the Federal Capital Territory was to identify the respective course of study required respectively by each state, saying an award of N150,000 had been proposed for undergraduates and N100,000 only to NCE students.
Adamu said, “On the re-introduction of bursary award: the Ministry of Education will liaise with the Thirty-six (36) states Ministry of Education including the FCT Education Board, identify respective course of study required respectively by each state and the award of N150,000 is proposed for undergraduates and N100,000 only to NCE students”.
Giving conditions for the beneficiaries, Adamu said they “must attend public institutions only and sign a bond to serve their State for five (5) years on graduation: the Fund would be sourced from UBEC, TETFund, and managed by the Federal Scholarship Board.
“Also, the re-introduction of bursary awards to education students in the Universities and Colleges of Education comes with the assurance of automatic employment upon graduation, to encourage more students to take up courses in Education”.