The federal government has disclosed that the new special salary scale approved for Nigerian teachers by President Muhammadu Buhari will takeoff from January 1, 2022.
This was confirmed in a statement on Wednesday by the Presidency, through its official Twitter handle.
The statement to that effect reads: “The new Special Teachers Salary Scale approved by President @MBuhari in 2020 is expected to take off on January 1, 2022.
“The President also approved new (extended) Retirement Age (65) and Length of Service (40 years), for Teachers in Public Basic & Secondary Schools in Nigeria”
It would be recalled that President Buhari had, in October 2020, approved some new benefits for Nigerian teachers on the occasion of the 2020 World Teachers Day.
According to the President, the new approval is in recognition of the roles of teachers in nation-building and to encourage them to deliver better service.
The new approvals were disclosed in Abuja by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who represented the President during the occasion of the 2020 World Teachers Day.
The recommendations were approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at its meeting on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.
Among others approved are extension of retirement age to 65 and length of service to 40 for teachers in Public Basic and secondary schools in Nigeria.