Edo Governor Raises Teachers’ Retirement Age

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has recently announced a significant change in the retirement age for teachers, raising it to 65 years or 40 years of service, whichever comes first. This move comes as part of the governor’s ongoing commitment to repositioning the education sector in the state and ensuring that Edo teachers are the best motivated in Nigeria.

New Retirement Age for Edo Teachers:

In a statement released online, Edo Head of Service Anthony Okungbowa revealed that the governor’s decision aims to retain experienced teachers within the service, allowing them to contribute their valuable knowledge and skills in providing quality education to Edo pupils. This development also highlights Obaseki’s dedication to placing the interests of Edo workers above all else.

Competitive Salaries for Edo Teachers and Workers:

Okungbowa took the opportunity to remind the public that Edo teachers are the best-paid in Nigeria, and Edo workers receive the highest salaries in any public service across the country. This commitment to competitive compensation further emphasizes the governor’s unwavering dedication to supporting educators and other public servants in the state.


Governor Godwin Obaseki’s decision to extend the retirement age for teachers in Edo State is a testament to his continuous efforts to improve the education sector and support the workforce in the state. By retaining experienced educators and offering competitive salaries, Edo is well on its way to fostering a motivated teaching force and providing high-quality education for its pupils.

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This article originally appeared in www.myschoolgist.com

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