President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a special salary scale and new retirement age for teachers in the country.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu made announcement on announced Monday, in commemoration of the World Teachers Day.
The president also increased the number of service years for the teachers from 35 to 40.
Over the years, Nigerian teachers have continued to agitate among others, an increase in their retirement age, welfare, and salaries.
Buhari, at the 2020 World Teachers Day celebration in Abuja, explained that the implementation of the new teachers’ salary scheme was to encourage the teachers in delivering better services.