Thursday, 5 October 2017

Teachers Appeal To FG To Extend Retirement Age To 65 Years

World teachers' day

As teachers celebrate World Teachers' Day today, the Nigeria Union Of Teachers (NUT) has appealed to the Federal Government (FG) to extend the retirement age of teachers from 60 to 65 years.

This was made known by the NUT president, Mr Michael Olukoya today at the 2017 edition of the Wotld Teachers' Day celebration in Abuja the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This year's theme is: "Teaching In Freedom. Empowering Teachers".

Like their counterparts in Colleges of Education, Polytechnics and Universities whose retirement ages were extended to 65 and 70 accordingly, Mr Olukoya wants primary and secondary school teachers retirement to be extended to 65 years also.

Mr  Olukoya said, " The more years a teacher spends on the job, the better he delivers his service to the learners given the benefits of the experiences gathered over the years snd the wisdom of age.

"The older the teacher, the more caring and tolerant he is to the students with improved dexterity in the pedagogy of teaching required over time.

" It is for this and other similar reasons that the retirement age of lecturers snd professors in the tertiary institution was extended to 65 snd 70 years."

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