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Stakeholders Urges Obaseki On FGN 65 Years Retirement Age Policy For Teachers

Written by Pyramid FM Kano

From: FORTUNE OYEM

As Nigeria Joins other countries to mark this year’s “World Teachers Day” slated for October 5th, 2023, Edo State Government have been urged to as a matter of urgency to implement Federal Government sixty  five years retirement age or fourty years of service for Public Primary and Secondary school Teachers in Edo State.

Chairman, Nigeria Union of Teachers, Edo State Wing, Comrade Beneard Ajobiewe and his counterpart, president, All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, ANCOPSS, Edo state, Mr. Johnson Egharevba Edo state Chapel in an interview with Radio Nigeria in Benin.

He said, the reason for the urgent domestication of the Federal Government sixty five years age retirement policy or the fourty years of service was for government to retain experience in schools which will go along way in aiding the inculcation of knowledge to pupils and other Young Teachers in the profession.

While commending Governor Godwin Obaseki for encouraging the prompt payment of teachers salary’s in Edo State, the stakeholders appealed to him to employ more teachers in public schools in the state.

“Edo State to above average has tried to the extent in the area of emoluments, teachers salaries, I think Edo State is a high paid state that has implemented payment of fourty thousand naira minimum wage in Nigeria.

“However besides that we also have other lapses, Edo State is yet to domestic the sixty five years of age and fourty years retirement.

The stakeholders further appealed to Governor Obaseki to employ more teachers especially those of Edo stars in the rural areas in order to move the educational system forward in the state.

The theme for this year’s “World Teachers Day” is the “Teachers we need for the Education we want: a global imperative for to reverse teachers shortage.”

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