The new retirement age for teachers in Nigeria has been approved by The Federal Executive Council (FEC), the retirement age was extended from 60 years to 65 years.
The bill for the extension of teachers retirement age was approved on Wednesday by the FEC presided by President Muhammadu Buhari, approved the bill, it has been sent to the National Assembly for its consideration and approval.
This information was made available to the public and Edustuff by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, while speaking with State House correspondents after the meeting.
The retirement age of teachers will move from 60 years to 65 while the years of service will also move from 35 to 40 if the bill is approved by the National Assembly.
Adamu said the bill would give legal backing to new measures by the current administration to enhance the teaching profession in the country.
The minister also listed the introduction of bursary award, special rural posting allowances and other measures as some highlights of the bill.
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