Teachers in Nigeria will now be retiring at the age of 65 and not 60.

This latest development comes after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved a bill extending the retirement age for teachers in the country from 60 years to 65 years.

The bill was approved during FEC’s first meeting of the year 2021 which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday.


As it stands, the approved bill, which is the Harmonized Retirement Age for Teachers Bill, 2021, will be sent to the National Assembly for its consideration and possible approval.

Per what we gathered, the bill is also part of measures by the Buhari administration to see to it that the teaching profession is one of the best in the country.

This also means that the years of service by teachers will now be from 35 to 40.