The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria has revealed the date to start payment of N75,000 semester allowance.
According to the statement released on Thursday, the specifics of the N75,000 semester allowance promised by President Buhari to students of education in federal universities and federal institutes of education will be released next month.
The council indicated that letters had already been written, and that the Ministry of Education was collaborating with the Tertiary Education Trust Fund on the matter.
Prof Josiah Ajiboye, the TRCN’s Registrar, revealed this in a phone call with our correspondent on Wednesday.
According to news reports, Buhari promised on World Teachers’ Day 2021 that his administration would make teaching a lucrative career and ensure that teachers were appropriately trained.
He also stated that student teachers undergoing training 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 newsmen that the Federal Government had formed a committee comprised of representatives from the council, the National Salaries, Income and Wage Commission, the Federation’s Head of Service, and the Education Ministry.
However, he informed the correspondent on Wednesday that the details of the implementation would be revealed in January 2022.
The ministers involved have produced the letters and are collaborating with the TETFund. All of the required preparations have been made; the details will be revealed in January, Ajiboye said.