Osun State Governor Reinforces Guidelines for New Retirement Age for Teachers

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has emphasized the enforcement of approved guidelines for teachers to enjoy the new retirement age of 65 years and a length of service of 40 years in the state’s public schools.

The directive was issued through a circular by the state Head of Service, Mr. Ayanleye Aina, in Osogbo, the state capital, outlining the conditions necessary for teachers to benefit from the extended retirement age.

According to the circular, teachers seeking to benefit from the scheme must adhere to specific guidelines, including being within the education cadre recognized in the scheme of service, registration with the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, and being medically fit as certified by a qualified medical doctor.

Furthermore, eligible officers are required to apply six months before reaching the age of 60 years or completing 35 years of service, whichever comes earlier. The application must be endorsed by the Head Teacher/Principal and addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education.

The circular also emphasized that the extension period is not pensionable and directed the Ministry of Finance and the State Universal Basic Education Board to cease payment of salaries to those who have not fulfilled the necessary conditions.


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