Bachelor of Education students have received approval from President Muhammadu Buhari to be paid stipends as well as granting them automatic employment after graduation.
Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, who represented President Buhari at the event to mark World Teachers Day in Abuja, said this is now a Federal Government policy.
Buhari also assured the education students in Universities and Colleges of Education 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.
The President said that the Tertiary Education Fund (TETFUND) will now fund teaching practice in Universities and Colleges of Education in the country.
He also promised low-cost housing for teachers in rural areas, among other things.