THE Federal Executive Council (FEC) today approved 65 years as the nationwide retirement age for teachers.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the first council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Adamu said some highlights of the bill include the introduction of bursary award, special rural posting allowances and other measures to attract the best brains to the profession.
According to him, the approval was made when FEC deliberated on the Harmonized Retirement Age for Teachers Bill, 2021 which seeks to give legal backing to new measures by the current administration to enhance the teaching profession in the country.
The retirement age bill which has been forwarded to the National Assembly for consideration and approval seeks to move teachers retirement age from 60 years to 65 while the years of service will also move from 35 to 40.