Federal Government To Improve Remuneration For Teachers, Other Workers


The federal government has said that a comprehensive policy for improved remuneration for teachers and all public servants is being developed.

President Muhammadu Buhari, represented by Mr Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), said this at the 2018 Nigeria’s Annual Education Conference on Tuesday, November 6, in Abuja.

InoutNaija reports that president said the remuneration policy would include genuine pension scheme.

The conference has the theme, “Education for Self-Reliance: A System’s Approach to Education for the achievement of Education 2030 Agenda.” He said that the choice and timing of the theme was apt for the fact that Nigeria had dedicated itself to the implementation of the education 2030 agenda.

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“With the depression in the labour market, education should now be tailored towards the acquisition of skills and abilities that can make the individual a productive and self-reliant member of the society.”

He said that the federal government, through the ministry of education, had promoted Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

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Buhari added that government had also developed science and technology education policy for the realisation of TVET objectives and dreams. The president further stated that government had commenced the development of a policy on product innovation, exhibition and commercialisation.

He noted that the development would create a window for advancing the outcomes of the national annual students’ skills competition towards practical utilisation and economic benefits. Buhari said that to reduce unemployment, poverty, hunger and violence, Nigerians must pay less attention to education for white collar jobs and embrace education for self-reliance, job and wealth creation.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the new minimum wage of N30,000 proposed by the Tripartite Committee set up to review the national minimum wage.

The president gave his endorsement on Tuesday, November 6, shortly after he received the report of the committee presented to him.

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