Minister of Education for State, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba
The federal government has opened up about its plan to boost the remuneration of teachers in the country.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Education for State, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, during the Seplat Energy Education Roundtable and STEP Certificate Award ceremony for trained teachers on Thursday March 17 in Benin, Edo state capital.
The Minister who was represented by his Technical Adviser, Mrs Muna Onuzo-Adetona, said President Muhammadu Buhari has been making instructive policies to bring about a robust reform in the education sector, especially in the teaching profession, to make it dynamic, nationally relevant, and globally competitive.
The Minister also said that President Buhari approved the extension of the retirement age for teachers, from 60 to 65 years, and the length of service from 35 to 40 years, in recognition of the role of teachers in nation-building.
“The special salary scale for teachers in basic and secondary schools, including provision for rural posting, science teachers’ allowance, and other peculiar allowances are some of the juicy packages in the pipeline for teachers”