By JABIRU HASSAN, Kano
Teachers in Kano State canvassed their support to the federal government’s decision to increasge the retirement years from 35 to 40, while the retirement age has been approved from 60 to 65 years respectively.
Most of the teachers that had an interaction with our correspondent in Kano, disclosed that they are happy with what President Muhammadu Buhari has done to them because they are important figures in every nation as education is a tool for rapid development especially at this era when the globe is advancing through quality education.
Malam Musa Abdu Gudau, a headmaster with Kano State Universal Basic Education, SUBEB told New Nigerian that Nigerian teachers are happy with this development and this would serve as an encouragement towards giving quality education with excellent results which is another landmark achievement.
In his remarks, a classroom teacher, Malam Yunusa Musa described the development as a final stage to bringing good image in the nation’s education sector especially at present when Nigeria is advancing in education with better results like what is being seen in many developed countries.
He assured that teachers would serve the nation better.
Also speaking to our correspondent, the Education Secretary, Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area, Malam Ado Yahaya Kwa said that, ” This is a very good foresight that would really change the face of Nigeria’s education sector especially when teachers are being promoted and motivated to work for the progress of education at all levels.
Ado Yahaya Kwa announced that, “On our part, we are also working seriously to ensure that all governments policies on education are implemented to the extreme end to facilitate excellent learning atmosphere because the newly approved policies are specially aimed at boosting quality education in general.