TheNigerianVoice Online Radio Center

Listen to music while browsing

Jonathan Signs Amended Bills On Retirement Age Of Tertiary Institution Staff

Click for Full Image Size

ABUJA, May 14, (THEWILL) - President Goodluck Jonathan has signed the Bill for an Act entitled, Retirement Age of Staff of Polytechnics and Colleges of Education (Harmonisation) Act, 2012, according to a Monday statement issued by presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati.

The law harmonises the compulsory retirement age of staff of polytechnics and colleges of education to 65 years, and exempts them from the Public Service rule requiring a person to retire from the Public Service after serving for 35 years.

“President Jonathan has also assented to the Bill for an Act to further amend the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act No. 11, 1993,” the statement further announced.

“The new Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Act, 2012, limits the tenure of principal officers of universities to a single term of five years, while increasing the compulsory retirement age of staff in the professorial cadre and non-academic staff in Nigerian universities to 70 and 65 years respectively.”

The president’s assent to the bills is expected to finally lay to rest the contentious retirement-age policy for staff of tertiary institutions, which has been one of the drivers of recent industrial actions embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASU), the Non Academic Staff of universities (NAS), and other similar tertiary institution unions.

The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.

Why I conceded defeat to Buhari - J

Friday, April 17, 2015

President Goodluck Jonathan spoke for the first time, yesterday, on why he conce ...
read more »

Troops now focus on location of Chi

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Intelligence has indicated that present military operation in the North East is ...
read more »

Senate asks govt to drag South Afri

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Senate on Wednesday urged President Goodluck Jonathan to recall the  Nigeria ...
read more »

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Gen. Buhari Ar

Friday, April 24, 2015

[B]Nigeria’s President-Elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd) and All Progress ...
read more »