The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, has said the implementation of the new teachers’ retirement age and years of service took effect from January 1, 2021, with conditions.
Echocho disclosed this in a recent circular.
The Federal Executive Council at its meeting in January approved 65 years and 40 years as the new retirement age and years of service for the teaching profession.
Echocho, however, said affected persons will only benefit from the new retirement policy after they must have been assessed to be fit to continue serving the country.
He said in the circular: “This is to inform you of that the Federal Executive Council at its meeting on Wednesday, 20th January, 2021, approved 65 years and 40 years as retirement age and years of service, respectively for Teaching Profession.
“Implementation of this new scheme is with effect from 1st January, 2021.
“It should be noted that the new retirement age/years is not automatic; as officers will be required to demonstrate fitness after medical examination and those found to be unfit will be advised to retire accordingly.
“This gesture of Mr. President is limited to Education Officers/Teaching staffs only.
“Please bring the content of this circular to the attention of all concerned.”