The Federal Government of Nigeria had yesterday, inaugurated a committee that would look into the implementation of the new salary scale and other incentives for Teachers, as promised by President Buhari on National Teachers Day.
Disclosing this at the inauguration meeting in Abuja, Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu noted that the formation of the committee was informed by the declarations of Mr. President on October 5th which was celebrated as Teachers Day, where he listed a number of new benefits to be enjoyed by Nigerian Teachers.
Here is a summary of all the incentives for Teachers, as approved by the Presidency;
- Establishment of a Special Salary Scale
- Retirement by age now capped at 65 years
- Retirement by service now capped at 40 years
- Rural allowances to be provided
- Increase in Science allowance
- Peculiar allowance
- Automatic admission and tuition free for children of Teachers at their place of work
- Automatic recruitment of B.Ed graduating students
- Bachelor of Education students to enjoy stipends or Education special allowance
- Education students in colleges and universities to enjoy special bursary awards
- TETFUND will now be used to fund Teaching Practices
- Enhanced entry for graduating students into service
- Special Teachers Pension Scheme to be established
The Minister of Education stated that the move was part of Government’s response to the emergency situation in the Education sector, and that the committee would come up with strategies that would ensure effective implementation of the policies.
Speaking further, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. Sonny Echono informed that implementation of the new policies would be gradual, and that the States and Local Governments would be carried along in the process.