Nigerian teachers who wish to benefit from the extension of retirement age approved by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), must undergo comprehensive medical tests.
Recall that Buhari had during the October 2020 World Teachers’ Day announced a new retirement age and salary scheme for teachers.
Prior to the announcement, the retirement age of teachers in service was 60 years or 35 years in service.
But speaking through the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, the President extended the service year to 65.
The President recently sent a bill, Harmonised Retirement Age for Teachers in Nigeria, to the National Assembly to give legal backing to the approval.
But The PUNCH learnt on Tuesday that it was not automatic for all teachers to benefit from the extension.
Our correspondent learnt that teachers who wanted to benefit would have to apply to the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, stating when they would retire and expressing their interest in extension of service.