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Delta approves new retirement age for teachers 

By Godwin Ijediogor, Asaba
07 March 2023   |   9:55 am
Delta Government, yesterday, approved new retirement age for teachers in the public service of the state. 

Teachers’ retirement age have been set in Delta State

Delta Government, yesterday, approved new retirement age for teachers in the public service of the state.

Teachers in the state will now retire on attainment of 40 years of service or 65 years of age as against 35 and 60 years, respectively, fixed in the past.

The same is applicable to non-academic staff of the state-owned polytechnics and colleges of education.

The approval was part of resolutions reached at the State Executive Council meeting in Asaba.

Briefing newsmen on the resolutions, Commissioner for Information, Charles Aniagwu, said the Council gave the approval to enable teachers and tertiary institutions workers contribute more to nation building.

Aniagwu stated: “We did this because we have seen that even at 65, many have garnered lots of experience to be able to teach more and have a clearer understanding of their fields of study. And they can continue to contribute in moulding minds.

“Forty years of service is not also a bad idea, because we have seen most times that they retire without getting tired.”

“Also, for the non-teaching staff of our colleges of education and polytechnics, we have given them the advantage of remaining in service as non-teaching staff as much as 40 years.

“They will also remain in service for as long as 65 years of age. So, they now have extra five years added to their retirement age and service year.”

According to Aniagwu, the Council also approved some road projects for construction, including Osa and Sunny Ojubo Street and Ojeh Street in Agbor, Ika South Council.

The commissioner added that approval was also given for the expansion of work on Mission Road and Ogboi Street in Akumazi-Umuocha in Ika North East Council, which connects the Catholic Church  and other streets within the community, with the drains on the road to be widened because of the volume of water on that road.