Members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday adopted the proposed increase in the retirement age of teachers from 60 years to 65 years in Nigeria.
The bill also extended the years of service for teachers from 35 to 40 years.
It will be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had in June this year transmitted the executive bill to the National Assembly.
In the letter, the President had said “Transmission of the Harmonised Retirement Age for Teachers in Nigeria Bill 2021 to the National Assembly for consideration. Pursuant to Section 58 subsection 2 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), I forward herewith the harmonised retirement age for teachers in Nigeria Bill, 2021 for consideration by the Senate.
“The harmonised retirement age for teachers in Nigeria bill 2021 seeks to increase the retirement age for teachers from 60 to 65 years, and also increase the possible years of service from 35 to 40 years.
“While appreciating your usual expeditious consideration of this submission, please, accept, Distinguished Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration.”
In his lead debate, Hon. Ado-Doguwa explained that the bill seeks to continue to update the laws governing the working conditions of people in the education sector in good faith of the preservation of knowledge through good resources embedded in teachers.
Now the question is; “Should This Happen In Ghana?”
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