Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says efforts are underway to growth the retirement age of teachers in Nigeria’s public service from 60 to 65 years.
Osinbajo disclosed this on Tuesday patch hosting the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Oluwabunmi Anani, Maltina Instructor of the Twelvemonth, 2020 Winner, as division of the 2021 World Teachers Daytime celebration.
Anani was accompanied on the see to the Presidential Villa by Uzodinma Odenigbo, Chief of Public and Authorities Affairs, Nigerian Breweries Limited(NBL).
The vice president said that there were also moves to employ teachers into the public service starting from level 8 as against level 7.
He said, “So, I think it is also important to reward teachers; the Federal Authorities, on its division, has been doing a fleck of work in trying to improve a lot of teachers.
“For representative, there is a policy at present, though not a law yet; it is still in the National Assembly in relation to moving the retirement age of teachers in the public service from 60 to 65.
“That’s an additional 5 years; so also looking at their remuneration.
“I think one of the questions that have arisen is when the instructor comes into the public service; in the past times, they used to come up in at Level 7, which is not the level that a graduate would come up in.
“Division of the policy is that they should come up in at Level 8; but of course of instruction, this has to go through various processes and all that.’’
Osinbajo said President Muhammadu Buhari had shown tremendous concern in relation to teachers and how to improve a lot of teachers.
He said the states had a role to play as issues of primary and secondary education were essentially the function of states.
“So, once more, just to say that it is a tremendous honour and pleasance to encounter with you and to congratulate you on your serving at present for nearly a whole yr as the Maltina Instructor of the Twelvemonth.
“To say that I hope and pray that you will do, fifty-fifty to a greater extent, accomplish, fifty-fifty to a greater extent, attain fifty-fifty to a greater extent and that you will not be discouraged.
“ You won’t be distracted and that God will aid you as you aid so many others.’’
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