The federal government has invited applications from suitably qualified students studying Education courses in Universities and Colleges of Education.
Recall that the during the commemoration of the World Teachers Day in Abuja last year, the Federal Government said students undergoing degree programmes in Education in public universities will get N75,000 stipend per semester, while their counterparts undergoing the Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) will get N50,000 per semester.
In a press statement issued on Monday by the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Education, Andrew David Adejo, the government said application forms are now available online at www.education.gov.ng while the deadline for submission of application is October 21, 2022.
He said the eligibility criteria for the Bursary award includes applicants studying Education in Nigerian Colleges of Education and Universities and applicants must be full-time students.
On the method of application, he urged students to complete the application form online, submit and print a copy, attach photocopies of letter of admission and current school’s identity card.
He said, “Eligible candidates are advised to make only one entry as multiple entries will disqualify the applicants.
“All applicants (physically challenged inclusive) must be in their first year or above.
“A beneficiary of any scholarship is not eligible.”
For further enquiries, he urged students to visit www.education.gov.ng or call 08035937427, 09124516750, while adding that the application does not attract any processing fee.
“This is in fulfillment of Mr. President’s commitment to reform the Education sector, the Minister of Education (HME), Mallam Adamu Adamu hereby invites applications from qualified education students in Nigerian Colleges of Education and Universities to participate in the 2022 Bursary Awards.
“Please note that relevant information has been submitted to the Federal Ministry of Education by the Nigerian University Commission (NUC) and the National Commission of Colleges of Education (NCCE),” the statement stated.