NEWS FLASH: The state government raises the retirement age for teachers

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Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum has raised the retirement age for teachers in the state by five years.

This is stated in a circular signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Borno State Teaching Service Board, Malam Yusuf Garga.

“The attention of all teachers is hereby drawn to the fact that Governor Babagana Zulum has approved the extension of years of service of all teachers in Borno State from 35 to 40 and from 60 to 65 by age whichever comes first.

“All interested teachers willing to enjoy this are expected to write to the board through their principals expressing their interest and attaching a medical certificate of fitness from any government hospital,” the circular reads.

Such letters, it continued, must be delivered in person to the board.

President Muhammadu Buhari was said to have signed four measures recently passed by the National Assembly, including the Harmonised Retirement Age for Teachers in Nigeria Act, 2022.

The Act establishes the retirement age for all teachers in the country.

Section 1 of the Act specifies that teachers in Nigeria must retire at the age of 65 or after 40 years of pensionable service, whichever comes first.

Whereas Section 3 of the Act states that the Public Service Regulation or any legislation requiring a person to retire from the public service at 60 years of age or after 35 years of service does not apply to Nigerian teachers.

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