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Teachers’ Day: Buhari approves special salary for Nigerian teachers

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By Gift Habib

As Nigeria joins other countries to commemorate World Teachers’ Day, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a special salary scale for teachers in the country

Buhari, who was represented by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu made this known in Abuja during the occasion of the 2020 world teacher’s Day.

The theme of celebration ” Teachers: Leading in Crisis Reimagining the Future” captures the resilience of Teachers and school administrators globally amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Buhari said the implementation of the new salary scheme is to encourage teachers in delivering better service.

He also increased the number of years of service from 35 to 40.

“There will be a special pension scheme to enable the teaching profession retain its experience talent as well as extend teachers retirement age to 65 years and the duration of teachers years to 40 years.”

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