Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has assured Nigerian teachers that the National Assembly will increase their retirement age from 60 to 65 years to retain more experienced teachers in public schools.

Dogara disclosed this when he received a delegation from the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) who paid him a courtesy visit on Wednesday in Abuja.

The Speaker said that the House would support an upward review of teachers’ retirement age to benefit Nigerian children.

We teachers of Nigeria in primary and secondary schools do seek and demand that our retirement age is raised to 65 years to increase the teacher retention rate in our schools.

Comrade Alogba Olukoya, the National President of NUT said: “This will help to check the rate at which experienced teachers are being lost in the school system whereas younger and prospective teachers are not recruited to take their places,”

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