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The Federal Ministry of Education has announced the commencement of the implementation of the new National teaching policy for Teachers.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Education at a press conference to herald the commemoration of the 2022 World teachers day in Abuja.

The Minister called on State governments to also ensure the implementation of the policy in their various States.

The federal government at the 2020 edition of the World Teachers Day celebration announced a new national teaching policy for Nigerian teachers.

The policy includes new teachers’ salary structure and a new retirement age of 65 years.

After several months of waiting anxiously, the federal government says it has now commenced the implementation but state governments are yet to do the same.

The inability of States to commence theirs will also widen the existing gap between those who teach in Schools owned by States and the Federal government.

October 5th is a day set aside to celebrate teachers globally and this year’s celebration seeks to draw public attention to the support needed to fully contribute to educational transformation.

The ministry calls for nomination instruments to state ministries of education and federal unity colleges nationwide for the selection of meritorious nominees.

Selected Champions will then compete for the national best school, best teacher, and best school administrator in the public, private, and federal unity colleges categories.