WTD: Only 14 States, FCT Implemented Harmonized Retired Ages For Teachers, NUT President Says

The President of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, Amba Titus, has lamented that only 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have implemented the Harmonized Retirement Age for Teachers Act, assented to by former President Muhammadu Buhari in 2022.

The Act has legal backing for the approval of the new retirement age of 65 from 60 years for teachers and extends their period of service from 35 to 40 years.

Titus, who was speaking during the celebration of the World Teachers’ Day in Abuja on Thursday, called on State Governments, who have not implemented the act to do so without further delay as it will engender greater service delivery and productivity in the education system.

He called on President Tinubu to activate the Teacher Policy Reforms of the past administration by ensuring the full implementation of the teacher incentives approved in 2020.