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We’re now fully motivated, Nigerian Union of Teachers say over new retirement age

The letter was signed by NUT’s Secretary General, Dr Mike Ene, and made accessible to the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) in Abuja on Saturday.

The union mentioned that the transfer would influence positively within the nation’s teaching occupation, and lauded Echono’s efforts in the emergence of the Act throughout his stint as Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education.

The letter dated April 13, mentioned that the move would encourage lecturers to deliver simpler service within the classroom.

“It’s nice that lecturers of pre-primary, primary and secondary schools benefit from the prolonged service years and higher retirement age like their counterparts on the tertiary stage.

“We’re additionally assured that this nice milestone may have an unlimited flip round within the Nigerian training system.

“The influence of this Act will elevate the bars of main and secondary school education by means of the additional 5 years of mentorship by the senior and skilled teachers on the junior teachers within the main and secondary schools,” the letter mentioned.

The new regulation extends lecturers retirement age from 60 to 65, whereas service interval has been moved from 35 to 40 years.

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