In celebration of October 5 World Teachers’ Day, President Mohammadu Buhari has approved a special salary scale for teachers in Nigeria as he also approved 65 years as their retirement age.
TopNewsNaija reports that the announcement was made on behalf of the president at the 2020 World Teachers Day Celebration in Abuja by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.
Buhari also approved teachers’ housing scheme in all the local government areas, as well as free tuition for biological children of teachers across the federation.
Adamu revealed that school closure occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic has affected over 1.5 billion students and 63 million primary and secondary school teachers globally.
While saying that COVID-19 has also affected over 39 million students and pupils in Nigeria, the federal government maintained that it has equally directed the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, to begin the process of removing unqualified teachers from the teaching profession Nationwide.
About World Teachers Day Celebration
The World Teachers’ Day, also known as International Teachers Day, is an International Day held annually on October 5. Established in 1994, it commemorates the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the status of teachers, which is a standard-setting instrument that addresses the status and situations of teachers around the world.
This recommendation outlines standards relating to education personnel policy, recruitment, and initial training as well as the continuing education of teachers, their employment, and working conditions.
World Teachers’ Day aims to focus on “appreciating, assessing and improving the educators of the world” and to provide an opportunity to consider issues related to teachers and teaching.