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Osun State Implements New Retirement Age for Teachers

Osun State Implements New Retirement Age for Teachers

Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has initiated the enforcement of a new retirement age and length of service for teachers in public schools, aiming to enhance efficiency and accountability in the education sector.

The new retirement age is set at 65 years old, with a corresponding length of service requirement of 40 years. The announcement came through a circular issued by the Head of Service, Mr. Ayanleye Aina, stressing the importance of strict compliance with the outlined guidelines.

According to the circular, teachers seeking to benefit from the extended retirement age must meet specific criteria, including belonging to the recognized education cadre, being registered with the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), and maintaining good medical standing without any disciplinary actions.

Applicants must submit their requests six months before reaching the age of 60 or completing 35 years of service, accompanied by endorsements from school authorities and necessary documentation such as TRCN certificates and medical fitness reports.

Furthermore, the Ministry of Finance and the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) have been instructed to cease payment of salaries to individuals who have been enjoying the new retirement age without fulfilling the required conditions.

The circular emphasizes the need for strict adherence to the guidelines and calls for widespread circulation of the directive to ensure comprehensive compliance across relevant government departments and agencies.

The implementation of these measures aims to streamline the teaching profession, ensuring that educators are adequately qualified and committed to their roles, ultimately benefiting the education system and students’ learning experiences.

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