The Taraba State government has announced its decision to pay a one-time N50,000 medical allowance, a N25,000 accommodation allowance per term, and a monthly N10,000 to members of the National Youth Service Corps in the state.
The Federal Government currently pays NYSC members a N33,000 monthly allowance in line with the minimum wage signed into law by President Buhari on April 18, 2019.
This was contained in a press statement by the Commissioner for Information and Reorientation, Zainab Usman, yesterday.
She said: “As an emergency response to the education situation, the governor has approved significant allowances for NYSC members serving in Taraba State schools.
“An additional N10,000 will be added to their monthly allowance. A one-time payment of N50,000 as medical allowance. An accommodation allowance of N25,000 per term, totaling N75,000 for three terms.”
Exceptional corps members “who distinguish themselves while serving in schools will be offered automatic employment opportunities,” the statement said
The commissioner also said other measures were being introduced to ensure transparency in the enrollment and teaching process in Taraba.
According to him, 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,” the statement added.