Taraba State Government has approved N75,000 as medical and housing allowance for National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members posted to schools in the state.
Lifestyle Nigeria reports that this was contained in a press statement by the state Commissioner for Information and Reorientation, Zainab Usman.
She said: “As an emergency response to the education situation, His Excellency has approved significant allowances for National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in Taraba State schools:
“An additional ten thousand naira will be added to their monthly allowance.
A one-time payment of fifty thousand naira as medical allowance. An accommodation allowance of twenty-five thousand naira per term, totaling seventy-five thousand naira for three terms.”
Exceptional corps members “who distinguish themselves while serving in schools will be offered automatic employment opportunities,” the statement read.
According to the statement, the surge in new enrollments witnessed in both primary and secondary schools over the past ten working days has necessitated in employing measures to ensure transparency in the enrollment and teaching process in Taraba.immediate action.
“Commencing this term, an ICT-based registration system will be introduced. This will apply to teachers and both new and returning students. Ensuring that they are registered will guarantee the provision of essential school materials upon their arrival,” the statement added.