The Federal Government has commenced the implementation of the New National Teaching Policy that addresses remuneration, teaching standards, deployment and management of teachers in the country.
The Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu, stated this on Monday, while briefing Newsmen, ahead of the 2022 World Teacher’s Day (WTD) and Presidential Teacher’s, schools excellence award in Abuja.
Mallam Adamu, said the policy was to transform the teaching profession to ensure quality education for the development of the country.
The Minister represented by the Permanent Secretary Mr. David Adejo, described this year’s theme which is tagged “The Transformation of Education Begins with Teachers” as timely, in view of government’s efforts to reposition the sector.
The Minister called on state ministries of education and local education secretariats to send nominations that would be selected to compete for Presidential Best School, Best Teacher and Best School Administrator from public, private primary and secondary schools.
The National President of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, Comrade Audu Titus Amba, represented by the FCT-NUT Chairman, Stephen Knabayi, appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari for sustaining the President’s Teachers and Schools Excellence Award and for signing into law the “Harmonized Retirement Age for Teachers in Nigeria on attainment of 65 years or 40 years of pensionable service.
Reporting by Daniel Adejo; Editing by Julian Osamoto