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We will raise teacher’s retirement age to 65 – Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said the National Assembly will increase the retirement age of Nigerian teachers from 60 to 65 years.

Dogara explained that this was to retain more experienced teachers in public schools.

He disclosed this when he received a delegation from the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) on Wednesday in Abuja.

“We have done it for the Tertiary institutions and the Judiciary, so nothing should stop us from taking the bull by the horns.

 “They say that wine gets better with age. It was the same consideration that motivated us to raise that of university lecturers, raised that of judges. So this is something we can pursue.

“Thankfully, it doesn’t require a constitutional amendment, it is something we can achieve by amending the existing law.

 “That is the responsibility of the parliament and we assure you that we will do something about that so that the benefit that comes with experience and wisdom will not be lost,” he said.

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