2022 WTD 65yrs retirement age for teachers, 40yrs pensionable service has taken effect – FG. The Federal Government may have started implementing the 65-year retirement age for teachers in public schools and the complete implementation of 40 years of pensionable service as part of efforts to stop the brain drain in the country’s basic education sector.
The confirmation was made on Monday in the office of the minister of education, Adamu Adamu, who noted that the new policy is comprehensive in nature and intended to address issues with career paths, pay, professional teaching standards, qualifications, deployment, and management of teachers that have historically worked against the profession.
Adamu introduced the events planned for World Teachers Day 2022, with its subject being “The Transformation of Education Begins With Teachers,” in his capacity as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr. David Adejo.
The occasion is remembered every year on October 5.
The event this year, according to the education minister, emphasizes the significance of equipping teachers to transform education in a way that ensures high-quality teaching and learning while also igniting technological advancements to meet the ever-changing demands of a country’s growth and development.
Additionally, this year’s event will see recipients of the President’s Teachers and Schools Excellence Award receive recognition for their extraordinary dedication to their profession (PTSEA).
The World Teachers’ Day (WTD) seeks to highlight the crucial role teachers are expected to play in transforming and defining the future of education in the context of expanding societal needs and challenges of the 21st century, according to Comrade Audu Titus Amba, National President of the Nigeria Union of Teachers.
He said that the occasion followed the Transforming Education Summit (TES), which was organized by the UN and aimed to raise awareness of the assistance that teachers need in order to actively participate in the transformation of education.
“The correct number of competent teachers are in fact required, and they must have access to ongoing professional development, better working and living circumstances, as well as be empowered, inspired, and encouraged.
The “Harmonized Retirement Age for Teachers in Nigeria Bill,” which allows teachers to retire at 65 years of age or after 40 years of pensionable service, was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari. “The NUT remains grateful to President Muhammadu Buhari for signing into law the “Harmonized Retirement Age for Teachers in Nigeria Bill,” and it looks forward to the implementation of the new retirement age and other approvals announced by the Federal Government at the 2020 edition of the World Teachers Day celebration,” he emphasized.