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Accolades For Adekoya As FG Implements Teachers New Retirement Age Of To 65 Yrs

 
••• Bill Sponsored By Reps Minority Whips, Adekoya


•Hon. Adekoya


| The Daily Crucible | Sunday, June 26, 2022

The federal government of Nigeria, has implemented the retirement age of teachers, assistant education officers, and technical instructors from 60 years to 65 years, with 40 years length of seevices.

The implementation commenced  on Saturday, 25th of June, 2022..

The Daily Crucible reports that the bill was sponsored by House of Representatives Minority Whips, Hon. Segun Adekoya from Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Many, especially teachers, have commended Hon. Adekoya for the Bill and its implementation by the FG, saying it would surely boost their morale, enhance productivity, and reawaken interest in and commitment to the teaching profession.

The Bill received President Mohammadu Buhari's assent this year 2022 to enable the teaching professionals have more time to exhibit their skills in their respected fields of study.

In a directive signed by Andrew, David Adejo, the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Education Science and Technology, Abuja, it directed the teaching profession, education officers and assistant technical instructors to apply the 65 years length of service and 40 years length of services would apply irrespective to their postings.

Below is the directive from Ministry of Education, Abuja 


RE: IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW RETIREMENT AGE AND LENGTH OF SERVICE FOR THE TEACHING PROFESSION (EDUCATION OFFICERS, ASSISTANT EDUCATION OFFICER AND TECHNICAL INSTRUCTORS)

Following the enactment of the harmonized retirement Age for Teachers in Nigeria Act. 2022 recently signed into law by His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari, the new retirement age of 65 years and length of service of
40 years would apply to all Education officers irrespective of their posting while emphasizing more chalk-in-hand Teachers with a view to maintaining standard, monitoring and inspectorate functions.

2. Arising from the above, there would no longer be boundaries in the implementation of the harmonized retirement age/length of service for Education
oficers/Teachers. However, those who are not interested in the elongation.

Scheme should apply for retirement from service in line with extant Public Service

Rules.

3. This circular supersedes earlier circulars on the subject as the harmonized retirement Age Act. 2020 is superior to any guideline.

4. Please, bring the content of this circular to the attention of all Staff for guidance.


Andrew, David Adejo
Permanent Secretary

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