About a year after announcing its plan to commence paying bursary to students studying Educational courses in Nigerian public tertiary institutions, the Federal Ministry of Education has opened applications for the programme.
The bursary is strictly for students undergoing bachelor’s degree programmes in Education in universities and Colleges of Education in Nigeria.
According to the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, the bursary programme is in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to reform the Education sector.
“Undergraduate students of B.Ed / B.A. Ed/ BSc. Ed in Public institutions are to receive stipends of N75,000.00 per semester while NCE students will get N50,000.00 as stipends per semester,” the minister announced at the World Teachers’ Day celebration held at Eagle Square, Abuja, in 2021.
The application for the bursary programme was announced in a statement signed by Andrew David Adejo, a permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education.
— First, to apply for the bursary programme, you must be a student undergoing degree programmes in Education in either public universities or Colleges of Education.
— Apart from studying Education in Nigerian universities and Colleges of Education, applicants must be full-time students.
— All applicants (physically challenged inclusive) must be in their first year or above.
— A beneficiary of any other scholarship is not eligible.
How to apply:
— Application forms are available online at www.education.gov.ng or https://fsbn.com.ng/applicants/auth/register/35565
— Applicants are to complete the form online.
— After completing the form, submit and print a copy.
— Applicants are to attach photocopies of the following documents:-
a) Letter of Admission
b) Current school’s identity card.
The deadline for submission of the application is Friday, October 21, 2022.
Eligible applicants are advised to make only one entry as multiple entries will disqualify them. The application does not attract any processing fee, it is FREE!
For further enquiries, applicants are advised to visit www.education.gov.ng or call 08035937427, 09124516750.