In celebration of World Teachers Day in Nigeria, the Federal Government has approved a new salary scale for teachers in the country.
The government also increased their years of service from 35 to 40 years.
Adamu Adamu, Minister for Education, made the disclosure in Abuja on Monday.
Adamu said the implementation of the new salary scheme is to encourage teachers in delivering better service.
This year’s World Teachers Day is themed “Teachers: Leading in Crisis, Reimagining the Future”.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), while celebrating teachers across the globe, called for deliberate efforts to address challenges faced by them across the world.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly added to the challenges faced by already over-extended education systems throughout the world. It is no exaggeration to say that the world is at a crossroads and, now more than ever, we must work with teachers to protect the right to education and guide it into the unfolding landscape brought about by the pandemic,” UNESCO noted in a statement.
“The issue of teacher leadership in relation to crisis responses is not just timely, but critical in terms of the contributions teachers have made to provide remote learning, support vulnerable populations, re-open schools, and ensure that learning gaps have been mitigated.
“The discussions surrounding WTD will also address the role of teachers in building resilience and shaping the future of education and the teaching profession.”