President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a special salary scale for teachers and has increased years of service for educators from 35 to 40.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, announced this on Monday in a speech delivered on behalf of the President in commemoration of World Teacher’s Day.
Adamu, in his speech emphasized the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the education sector, and called for the cooperation of stakeholders to ensure safe return to schools.
He said the new salary scale will encourage the teachers to perform better
The theme for this year’s celebration is “Teachers: Leading in Crisis, Reimagining the Future” — the event has been celebrated annually across the world since 1994.