Buhari approved new salary structure for teachers, starts Jan – FG

Minister of State for Education Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba says teachers will start benefiting from the new pay structure promised by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (Retired) from January 2022 .

Nwajiuba revealed this Thursday in Abuja during a symposium organized by the Ministry of Education.

The symposium was among the activities marking the upcoming World Teachers’ Day 2021 with the theme “Teachers at the heart of reviving education”.

The minister, who was represented by the ministry’s permanent secretary, Sonny Echono, noted that work was being concluded on the improved pay structure.

He further disclosed that work was also being completed on other incentives promised by the President on World Teachers Day 2020.

He pointed out that other incentives ranged from stipends, housing, training to extending the year of service from 35 to 40 years.

Echono said, “The president has approved the improved salary structure and we will be completing it very soon. The president has specifically approved that it comes into effect from 2022.

“We are doing everything to complete it so that by January 2022, teachers will receive the remuneration they deserve. We are accelerating the implementation process to see that by the end of the year we will be able to tell the President that all the incentives he has approved are ready to be implemented.

He added: “The President has taken the lead in endorsing a far-reaching and revitalizing agenda for the teaching profession in this country and there are many gentle incentives to that.

“All it takes is for other downstream actors, like state governors, the National Assembly and others, to get involved in this initiative and make sure that the implementation is transparent.”

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William M. Mayer