The new retirement age for teachers took effect from January 1 – Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

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The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu has said that the implementation of the 65-year retirement age and 40 years of service approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, January 20, took off from January 1. 

Adamu revealed this on Thursday, January 21 as he spoke at the 2020 ministerial briefing in Abuja. 

The Minister who noted that there will be no uniform take-off date for all the other policies approved by President Muhammadu Buhari at the 2020 World Teachers Day, added that effective dates for other policies would be announced subsequently after the submission of the report of the National Coordinating Committee.

Before now, the retirement age of teachers in the country was 60 years or 35 years in service.

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