Teachers in Adamawa State are seeking an extension of the years of service each of them can put in from 35 to 40 years. 

The Chairman of Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) Adamawa State chapter, Comrade Rodney Nathan, made the request on Thursday.

He was meeting with Governor Mohammed Umaru Jibirilla at the government house in Yola.

He said the state risks losing professional teachers by the end of this year if urgent steps are not taken. 

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According to him, majority of the teachers currently in the service of the state would be retiring at the end of this year and the government is not recruiting new teachers.

"This will cause the Adamawa state government to lose capable hands if the government failed to extend the teachers retirement age from 35 to 40 years," he emphasised.

Rodney disclosed that education in the state may be left for unqualified people, if nothing is done immediately. 

The NUT Chairman also pleaded with the governor to consider the issue of teachers promotion, as according to him teachers in the state got their last promotion in 2008. 

In his response, Governor Mohammed Jibrilla, called on the teachers to step up effort at discharging their responsibility as role models.

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The Governor also sought a peaceful coexistence among various divides in the state, stressing that peace will enhance human capital development.

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