- A special salary scale for teachers across the nation has been approved by President Buhari
- Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, made the disclosure on Monday, October 5
- The president also increased the number of years of service for teachers to 40
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a special salary scale for Nigerian teachers in commemoration of World Teachers Day on Monday, October 5.
This announcement was made by Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, in a speech he read while representing the president at the celebration of the 2020 World Teachers Day.
ThisDay reports that the Nigerian leader also increased the service years for teachers from 35 to 40 years.
According to Adamu, the implementation of the new salary scheme is to encourage teachers in delivering better service.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that seven months after closing its schools across the country in order to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the federal government announced October 12, for the full reopening of 104 Unity Schools in Nigeria.
The news was broken on Friday, October 2, by the minister of education, in Abuja while explaining that the COVID-19 curve has been flattened.
The minister said state governments and private school owners across the country are at liberty to fix resumption dates and ensure that there are adequate safety measures while doing so.
Adamu also warned that schools who fail to adhere to outlined COVID-19 safety protocols, risk closure if there is an outbreak from such learning facilities.
However, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) reacted to the federal government's directives for the full reopening of all schools in Nigeria including tertiary institutions and unity colleges.
The body's president, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, on Friday, October 2, said institutions cannot reopen because ASUU is still on strike.
Ogunyemi, who noted that the federal government has the right to reopen, however, stated that lecturers will continue to withhold their service.
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