Buhari Gives Nod to More Benefits for Nigerian Teachers

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a number of changes to teachers's employment conditions, in celebration of World Teachers Day on October 5. Teachers will all receive a pay raise, a move that Education Minister Adamu Adamu said is "hoped to encourage teachers to deliver a better service". The length of service has also been extended from 35 to 40 years and the retirement age has been extended to 65 years. The country's education sector has seen a number of challenges over the years, including low literacy rates, teacher strikes, and many young children remaining outside of the school system. The Covid-19 pandemic has also led to school closures.

 

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