By Golok Nanmwa, Jos
Provosts of Federal Colleges of Education in Nigeria on Tuesday commended the Federal Government for the pronouncement of incentives per semester for students undergoing NCE and degree programmes in colleges of education in the country.
Chairman of the Committee and Provost FCE Pankshin Dr. Amos Bulus Cirfat gave the commendation after arising from the Committee meeting held in Abuja.
A statement signed by Charles Homsuk, the Principal Information Officer (PIO),Public Relations Unit, FCE Pankshin and made available to newsmen in Jos reads that Dr. Cirfat said the gesture of President Buhari to pay N50,000 and ,N75,000 to NCE and degree programmes respectively per semester will indeed attract the best brains into the teaching profession.
He noted also that the proposed Bursary awards of N100,000 and N150,000 being considered for NCE and Undergraduate students as well as the increase of service years of teachers from 35 – 40 years and 60 – 65 years as retirement age will promote teacher education in the Country.
The statement also reads Cirfat also commended the member representing Pankshin, Kanke, Kanam constituency in the Federal House of Representatives Hon. Yusuf Gagdi for sponsoring the bill seeking to upgrade the status of FCE Pankshin, Plateau State to a Federal University of Education .
He applauded the Speaker House of Representatives Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Deputy Speaker Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, House Committee chairman on Tertiary Education Hon. Aminu Suleiman and entire members in the green chamber for making laws that will ensure societal order, peaceful co-existence and good governance of the federation.
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