In a bid to enhance the welfare of teachers, the Federal Government has approved a new special salary scale for teachers in basic and secondary schools across the country. The teachers are also entitled to rural posting allowance, science teachers allowance and other incentives. President Muhammadu Buhari, who made the disclosure through the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, during the 2020 World Teachers’ Day celebration, reeled out exciting packages that will improve the lot of the teachers. These include a special pension scheme to enable the teaching profession retain its experienced talents as well as extension of teachers’ retirement age to 65 years and the duration of teachers’ service years to 40 years. At present, the retirement age for teachers is 60, while service year is 35.
Other incentives include the building of low-cost houses for teachers in rural areas, sponsorship to, at least, one refresher training per annum to improve teaching and l