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FG to start paying education bursary in 2023

Students studying education courses in Nigerian Universities will, from next year, begin receiving a bursary from the federal government.

This is part of efforts to transform the teaching profession and attract the best brains to the sector.

Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, David Adejo announced this on Thursday in Abuja at the 2nd Nigeria National Consultation ahead of the United Nations Transforming Education Summit (TES).

United Nations Secretary-General is convening the TES in September, 2022, to urgently transform education in view of the learning crisis experienced around the world.

Mr Adejo said the government was prioritising the teaching profession by extending the teaching age of teachers and giving out bursary awards to students.

The UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, Mattias Schmale said the summit was a key initiative to transforming education to achieve accelerated progress and inclusive lifelong education.

Schmale, represented by the UNESCO Regional Education Advisor, Mamadou Lamine- Sow, said there was a need to ensure children were safe in school and to make education affordable.

Reporting by Daniel Adejo; Editing by Muzha Kucha and Tony Okerafor