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Governor Hope Uzodimma Approves Bill Extending Teachers’ Retirement Age to 65


Governor Hope Uzodimma Approves Bill Extending Teachers’ Retirement Age to 65

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, took a significant step on Wednesday by endorsing a legislation that raises the retirement age for state-employed teachers to 65 or after 40 years of service, a marked shift from the previous benchmarks of either 35 years of service or reaching 60 years of age.

Following the signing of the bill into law, Uzodimma expressed confidence that this measure would serve as a strong motivator for teachers within the public school system of the state. He emphasized the expectation for teachers to utilize the additional five years effectively, urging them to amplify their efforts in providing top-notch education to Imo’s children, aiming for excellence in their academic journey.

Describing this extension as a value addition, the Governor highlighted the need for heightened dedication among teachers and encouraged them to take their roles more seriously.

Uzodimma congratulated the teachers, underscoring the law’s intent to instill a sense of job security while aiming to enhance their efficacy and efficiency in fulfilling their professional duties.


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