Bill to extend retirement age for public school teachers passes second reading

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A Bill for an Act to extend the retirement age of teachers in Nigeria and for related matters on Tuesday passed second reading at the House of Representatives.

The bill which was sponsored by Rep. Adekoya Adesegun Abdel-Majid (PDP-Ogun) seeks to increase the retirement age of teachers in public primary and secondary schools from 60 to 65 years.

Leading the debate earlier, Abdel-Majid said that over the years, teachers had been clamouring for the extension of retirement age.

He said that due to the high rate of retirement without commiserate recruitment, a vacuum was being created.

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The lawmakers said that most retired teachers still had a lot to offer and were often picked by private schools to tap into their wealth of experience.

He argued that the older the teacher, the more patient and caring he became in attending to the children.

Abdel-Majid said that the…



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