FEC Approves 65 Years Retirement Age for Teachers

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FEC Approves 65 Years Retirement Age for Teachers

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a bill extending the retirement age for teachers in the country from 60 years to 65 years and years of service from 35 years to 40 years.

The FEC, during its first meeting of the year 2021, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday, approved the bill; Harmonized Retirement Age for Teachers Bill, 2021, to be sent to the National Assembly for its consideration and possible approval.

The bill also seeks to give legal backing to new measures by the current administration to enhance the teaching profession in the country.

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this to journalists at the end of the council meeting, said some highlights of the bill included the introduction of bursary award, special rural posting allowances and other measures to attract the best brains to the profession.

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