FG’s bursary for education undergraduates to begin in 2023 —Minister

The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to improving teachers’ value propositions in order to improve the quality of teaching and learning in Nigeria.

Rt Hon Goodluck Opiah, Minister of State for Education, stated that plans were underway to introduce bursary payments to students studying in higher education institutions beginning in 2023.

He spoke at the State House Banquet Hall, President Villa, Abuja, during the official launch of the SDG-3 and SDG-4 Independent Evaluation Reports.
Opiah, who represented the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said among other strategies is “focus-

ing on improving the value proposition of teachers so that we can retain experienced teachers, and attract and retain the best brains into the profession.

“This is manifested in the recent elongation of years of service with some incentives including payment of bursary to all students reading education in our tertiary institutions begin ning from the next academic session”

The minister said that basic education provides the template upon which other higher levels of education build on.

He said: “This is more of what we are already doing, being anchored on the Ministerial Strategic Plan, (MSP 2028-2022).

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