The Federal Government, on Monday, revealed that the national implementation of the New National Teaching Policy has commenced.
Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who made this known in Abuja, said the new policy is a holistic package that would ultimately address the career path, remuneration, professional teaching standards, qualification, deployment and management of teachers in the country.
Adamu who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Mr David Andrew Adejo, spoke while briefing newsmen on activities lined up to commemorate the 2022 edition of World Teachers Day (WTD), in which President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to present awards to some teachers and schools for their outstanding performance under the President’s Teachers Schools Excellence Award (PT&SEA), holding on October 5, 2022.
He noted that as part of the new policy, the retirement age of teachers on the attainment of 65 years or 40 years of pensionable service has been enforced by the Federal Ministry of Education.
The Minister said the theme for the year 2022 World Teachers’ which is “The Transformation of Education Begins with Teachers” strongly stresses the importance of empowering teachers for the effective transformation of education to ensure quality teaching and learning as well as galvanise technological advancements to meet the ever-changing needs for national growth and development.