The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News 06 Oct, 2020 08:30 am

Buhari approves new salary, retirement age for teachersNigeria

Buhari approves new salary, retirement age for teachersNigeria
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a special salary scale for Nigerian teachers as well as increased years of service from 35 to 40.

He said, “To address these challenges, my administration has approved the following for teachers and the teaching profession.That in order to attract investment in the teaching profession, the quality of the introduction of a bursary award has been restored.“There will be a special pension scheme to enable the teaching profession to retain its experienced talents as well as extend teachers retirement age to 65 years and the duration of teaching years to 40 years.Chukuemeka Nwajuiba, identified the teaching profession as the greatest profession in the world, which must be accorded adequate recognition and respect.

Ifeanyi Okowa; and the Federal Capital Territory [FCT] Minister, Mallam Muhammad Bello, have described the teaching profession as the bedrock of nation-building, and expressed their commitment to the profession.For years, teachers have agitated for an increase in their retirement age, welfare, and salaries.

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