Application for Federal Teachers’ Scheme (FTS) Recruitment 2020/2021

Applications for recruitment into the Federal Teachers’ Scheme (FTS) for the 2020/2021 service period has been announced.  Aspirants can follow the guidelines in this article to apply. See details  below.

The Federal Teachers’ Scheme (FTS) is a two-year intervention program established by the Federal Government in 2006 to assist States in addressing teacher shortage at the basic education level.


Interested candidates need to fulfill the following conditions to apply

i) Must possess Bachelor’s degree in Education or Bachelor degree with Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), of not lower than Second Class (Lower Division) and not earned earlier than 2014.

ii) Must have completed or been exempted from the NYSC Scheme.

iii) Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) with credit passes in Teaching Practice and the Teaching Subjects, and not earned earlier than 2014, with specialisation in any of the following subjects:

a. English Language b. Mathematics c. Integrated Science d. Biology, Chemistry and Physics e. Agricultural Science f. Home Economics g. Computer Science h. Technical/Technology Education i. Computer Science or Information Technology j. Nigerian Languages k. Physical and Health Education

iv) Not more than 35 years of age. v) Not currently employed or enrolled under the NYSC, N-Power or any similar programme.

DURATION: The service period is for two (2) years or as may be determined by the Universal Basic Education Commission.


The Federal Government shall pay each participant an allowance of N30,000.00 per month.


Application Form shall be completed online. Interested candidates who fulfill all the above-listed eligibility criteria should visit to complete and submit their application Forms online.

Candidates will be required to upload their credentials (as listed on the site) together with their most recent passport photograph.

The portal for application shall be open for two (2) weeks, from 10th September 2020 to 24th September 2020. There will be no extension


All enquiries relating to the online application should be directed to: [email protected]


Shortlisted candidates will be required to sit for a Computer-Based Test as scheduled below:

  • Date: Saturday, 10th October, 2020
  • Venue: At designated CBT Centre in each State Capital (Information on this will be provided by the State Universal Basic Education Boards (SUBEBS) and UBEC Zonal and State Offices)
  • Time: 9.00 am.

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