FCTA Score High On Implementation Of New Teachers Policy

The Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs Folasade Yemi-Esan, has given the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) a pass mark for the quick implementation of the new policy.

According to her, the administration will be the first in the Federation to implement the Federal Executive Council’s authorized 65 years/40 years as the new retirement age and years of service for teachers in 2021.

This was revealed by Mallam Muhammad Bashir, the Director of FCT Human Resource Management on Wednesday during the FCT Education Secretariat’s end-of-year media briefing and award ceremony for outstanding/retired workers.
He said the Education Secretariat has been able to record a lot of achievements as a result of the cooperation and support of the Minister of the FCT, Mallam Muhammad Bello, the FCT Minister Of State and the Permanent Secretary.

According to him, ” This is a clear indication that the FCT Administration does not joke with the welfare of Teachers.
The Administration has directed that Staff Welfare should be improved especially that of Teachers, and that is why today, teachers in FCT are being paid the approved minimum wage for education Officers”.

The Director also commended the dexterity of the Education Secretary, Sani Dahir El- Katuzu whose tenure witnessed the clearing of arrears being owed to Teachers.

Bashir described the award conferred on the Retired and Serving Staff as a lofty idea that should be emulated by other Secretariats, Departments, and Agencies of the FCT Administration.
He, therefore, charged the awardees to redouble their efforts in the service of the Administration; saying it is a lesson in honesty and hard work.
Meanwhile, the Mandate Secretary, FCTA Education Secretariat, Sani Dahir El- Katuzu, said the teachers will now have the opportunity of serving at 40 years and 65 years of age; as against 35 years in service and 65 years of age.

Speaking on the secretariat’s achievement in the last past one year, El – Katuzu listed the installation of hybrid solar systems in 59 Secondary Education Board (SEB -Schools) across the six Area Councils.

He said, “establishment of the solar hub at incubation centre, Karu in collaboration with Verysol Energy Technologies, construction and furnishing of 1000 capacity GSE hall, Zuba and construction of School of languages.

El-katuzu also said that in the year under review, revealed that the secretariat commissioned a renovated Lugbe learning centre, establishment and take-off of Government Science and Technical College, Kogo – Bwari for the 2022/2023 academic with many others.