The Taraba State Governor, Dr. Agbu Kefas, has approved the payment of N50,000 medical allowance, to the National Youth Service Corps members serving in schools across the state.
The Government said it is in a bid to recruit the best quality teachers to complement the free and compulsory education policy of his administration.
State Commissioner for Information and Reorientation, Zainab Usman, made the announcement on Sunday.
She explained in a statement that that a N25,000 accommodation allowance per term, and a monthly support of N10,000 would be paid to NYSC members posted to schools.
The statement read; “In response to the emergency in the educational section sector, the governor has also approved a one-time payment of Fifty Thousand Naira as a medical allowance.
“Exceptional corps members who distinguish themselves while serving in schools will be offered automatic employment opportunities.
“To execute these initiatives, the Commissioner of Education has collaborated with the Commissioner of Youth and Sports to chart the way forward. The Commissioner of Youth and Sports is committed to ensuring the timely implementation of these new packages for Youth Corps members serving in our schools.
“These measures reinforced Taraba State’s unwavering commitment to enhancing access to quality education, fostering youth development, and ensuring a brighter future for our children.”
This is even as the statement said in the coming year, the government will cover the examination fees for all SS3 students, enabling them to write both WAEC and NECO examinations, while students who excel will be eligible for sponsorship and scholarships.
“Commencing this term, an ICT-based registration system will be introduced. This will apply to both Teachers and new and returning students. The aim is to ensure seamless provision of essential school materials.
“Adult learners seeking new enrollment would be directed to the various Mass Education Centers, ensuring accessibility to education for all, while schools that have reached their maximum capacity in terms of facilities will implement a shifting system temporarily while additional buildings are provided to meet the increasing demand,” the statement added.