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Teacher's Retirement Age to be Moved to 65

VP Yemi Osinbajo says endeavors are in progress to extend the retirement period of teachers in Nigeria's public service from 60 to 65 years. 

Osinbajo ed this on Tuesday while facilitating the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Oluwabunmi Anani, Maltina Teacher of the Year, 2020 Winner, as a winner of the 2021 World Teachers Day festivity. 

Anani was went with on the visit to the Presidential Villa by Uzodinma Odenigbo, Head of Public and Government Affairs, Nigerian Breweries Limited(NBL). 

The VP said that there were additionally moves to utilize educators into the public assistance beginning from level 8 as against level 7. 

He said, “So, I think it is also important to reward teachers; the Federal Government, on its part, has been doing a bit of work in trying to improve a lot of teachers.

“For example, there is a policy now, though not a law yet; it is still in the National Assembly about moving the retirement age of teachers in the public service from 60 to 65.

“That’s an additional five years; then also looking at their remuneration.

“I think one of the questions that have arisen is when the teacher comes into the public service; in the past, they used to come in at Level 7, which is not the level that a graduate would come in.

“Part of the policy is that they should come in at Level 8; but of course, this has to go through various processes and all that.’’

Osinbajo said President Muhammadu Buhari was concerned about teachers and sought to improve the educational system and that the states had to play better roles in handling issues concerning primary and secondary education.

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