The Delta State Government on Monday approved 65 years as a new retirement age for teachers in the public service of the state.

The teachers will henceforth retire at the attainment of 40 years of service or 65 years of age.

The same is applicable to the non-academic staff of the state-owned Polytechnics and Colleges of Education.

The Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, disclosed this shortly after the State Executive Council meeting in Asaba.

He said the executive council gave the approval to enable the teachers and the tertiary institutions’ workers to contribute more to nation-building.

He said, “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.

“The approvals were part of the resolutions reached the State Executive Council meeting in Asaba.

“And, they can continue to contribute to 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 for 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,” he said.

Aniagwu further said that the council approved some road projects for construction, including Osa and Sunny Ojubo Street and Ojeh Street in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area, among others.


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