ORDINARILY, President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval of N75,000 for students of Education in our public universities and polytechnics and N50,000 in Colleges of Education per semester should be cheered by all education-loving Nigerians.

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said at the celebration of this year’s World’s Teachers Day in Abuja on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, that it was part of the president’s package to attract the best brains into the teaching profession. The Minister also said that his ministry will work with state governments to make sure that when the bursary beneficiaries graduate, they will get automatic employment.

We must commend Buhari for his positive attitude towards teachers generally. Last year, he had approved the extension of retirement age of teachers from 60 to 65 years or 40 years of service up from 35. However, as nice as these gestures may be, they are hardly enough to change the fortunes of our education system.