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The Federal Executive Council, FEC, approved a bill extending the retirement age for teachers in Nigeria from 60 years to 65 years.

FEC presided by President Muhammadu Buhari, approved the bill; Harmonized Retirement Age for Teachers Bill, 2021 and sent to the National Assembly for its consideration and approval.

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, made this known to State House correspondents after the meeting. The retirement age of teachers will move from 60 years to 65 while the years of service will also move from 35 to 40 if the bill is approved by the National Assembly.

Adamu said the bill would give legal backing to new measures by the current administration to enhance the teaching profession in the country.

The minister also listed the introduction of bursary award, special rural posting allowances and other measures as some highlights of the bill.

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