By Abulu Osemuaghu
President Mohammadu Buhari has approved sixty five years as the retirement age for teachers.
He has also approved teachers’ housing scheme in all the local government areas, as well as free tuition for biological children of teachers across the federation.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu delivered the presidents approval at the 2020 World Teachers Day Celebration in Abuja, where it was also revealed that school closure occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic has affected over 1.5 billion students and 63 million primary and secondary school teachers globally.
While revealing that COVID-19 has also affected over 39 million students and pupils in Nigeria, the federal government has equally directed the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, to begin the process of removing unqualified teachers from the teaching profession Nationwide.