The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria has stated that the specifics of the N75,000 semester allowance promised by President Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) to education students in federal universities and institutions of education will be released by the end of next month.
Letters had already been written, according to the council, and the Ministry of Education was working with the Tertiary Education Trust Fund on the matter.
Prof Josiah Ajiboye, the Registrar of TRCN, revealed this in a telephone interview with our correspondent on Wednesday.
According to the sources, Buhari announced on World Teachers’ Day in 2021 that his administration would make teaching a lucrative profession and ensuring that teachers were fully trained.
He also stated that student instructors in public institutions would be eligible for semester stipends of N50,000 in colleges of education and N75,000 in universities.
The TRCN chairman had previously informed journalists that the Federal Government had formed a committee comprised of representatives from the council, the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission, the Federation’s Head of Service, and the Ministry of Education.
However, he assured our correspondent on Wednesday that the implementation specifics would be revealed in January 2022.
“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,” Ajiboye stated.