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Borno Governor extends teachers’ retirement age by five years

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Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has extended the retirement age of teachers in the state by five years.

This is contained in a circular from the Borno State Teaching Service Board signed by the Permanent Secretary, Malam Yusuf Garga.

According to the circular the extension of years of service of all teachers in Borno State from 35 to 40 and from 60 to 65 by age whichever comes first.

“The attention of all teachers is hereby drawn to the fact that Governor Babagana Zulum has approved the extension of years of service of all teachers in Borno State from 35 to 40 and from 60 to 65 by age whichever comes first.

“All interested teachers willing to enjoy this are expected to write to the board through their principals expressing their interest and attaching a medical certificate of fitness from any government hospital,” the circular read.

Such letters, it added, are to be submitted to the board in person.

President Muhammadu Buhari assented to four bills recently passed by the National Assembly including Harmonised Retirement Age for Teachers in Nigeria Act, 2022.

The Act provides for the retirement age of teachers in the country.

Section 1 of the Act states that teachers in Nigeria shall compulsorily retire on attainment of 65 years of age or 40 years of pensionable service, whichever is earlier.

While the provisions of Section 3 of the Act provide that the Public Service Rule or any legislation that requires a person to retire from the public service at 60 years of age or after 35 years of service shall not apply to teachers in Nigeria.

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