Taraba State Government has approved a new set of incentives and allowances to encourage members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) posted to schools in the state.
A statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Reorientation, Zainab Usman, said the incentives were part of the state government’s emergency response to education situation in the state.
She said the incentives include payment of N10,000 as monthly allowance and one-time payment of N50,000 as medical allowance to corps members serving in schools in the state.
The commissioner added that accommodation allowance of N25,000 per term, totaling N75,000 for three terms will also be paid to corps members teaching in schools in Taraba State.
Usman added that exceptional corps members who distinguish themselves while serving in schools will be offered automatic employment opportunities.
The state government also noted that other measures are being introduced to ensure transparency in the enrollment and teaching process in Taraba.
According to the commissioner, the surge in new enrollments witnessed in both primary and secondary schools over the past 10 working days has necessitated 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.
“Uniforms, shoes, socks, and books will be made available by January to support students in their pursuit of education while in the coming year, the state government will cover the examination fees for all SS3 students, enabling them to write both WAEC and NECO examinations.
“Exceptional students will be eligible for sponsorship and scholarships.
“Adult learners seeking new enrollment should be directed to the various Mass Education Centers, ensuring accessibility to education for all.
“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.