President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a special salary scale for basic and secondary schools teachers across the nation.
He also announced an increase in the number of service years for the teachers from 35 to 40.
The teachers will also enjoy special provisions for rural posting allowance, science teachers allowance and peculiar allowance.
The gestures was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari and announced by Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, in commemoration of the 2020 World Teachers’ Day on Monday in Abuja.
The Minister, who represented Buhari at the event, explained that the implementation of the new teachers’ salary scheme was to encourage the teachers in delivering better services.
The government also announced tuition- free and automatic admission for biological children of teachers in their respective schools to encourage and retain them in the system.
Buhari directed Adamu to ensure accelerated implementation of these policies and measures in collaboration with states and local governments, the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, National Salaries, Incomes and Commission and other relevant agencies in the system.
He added this would enthrone a culture of competence, discipline, dedication, increased learning outcomes and better service delivery in the education sector in Nigeria.