President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in the State House in Abuja received the leadership of the Nation Union of Teachers (NUT) led by the Unions President Nasir Idris
Buhari said the federal government is ready to engage more qualified teachers in order to increase the teacher-to-pupil ratio in the country.
‘‘We have created a dedicated platform under the National Social Investment Programme called N-Power Teach, which engages qualified graduates to man the gaps of basic education delivery in Nigeria,” he said.
The President also used the occasion to pay tribute to teachers, noting that they have been at the forefront of cultivating young minds to be innovative and inventive.
According to the NUT President, Mohammed Idris, “The Teachers Retirement Age, when signed into law, will improve teacher-to-pupil ratio in the country, improve teacher’s retention rate in public primary and secondary schools and revolutionize and strengthen the profession for the wellbeing of the nation’s schools.”
Idris also commended the Buhari administration over what he described as the numerous groundbreaking strides in the education sector.