A new retirement age has been approved for teachers. PUNCH reports that the Federal Executive Council, on Wednesday, approved the Harmonised Retirement Age for Teachers Bill, 2021.
The bill, among other recommendations, seeks to change the retirement age of teachers in the country from 60 to 65.
The approval was given at a meeting of the council presided over by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
The bill also seeks to give legal backing to new measures by the current administration to enhance the teaching profession in the country.
If approved by the lawmakers, the retirement age of teachers will move from 60 years to 65 while the years of service will also move from 35 to 40.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this to correspondents at the end of the council meeting, said some highlights of the bill include the introduction of bursary award, special rural posting allowances and other measures to attract the best brains to the profession.