The National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) has warned public Universities to sack all lecturers and professors who are aged above 65 years and are teaching in public universities across the country.

The Universities are supposed to ensure the sack happens by the end of this month learnt.

The order letter was signed by the Executive Secretary of the Council, Prof. Mohammed Salifu, referencing Article 199 of the 1992 Constitution which prescribed age limit of 65 years for appointment in the public sector.

“Based on this premise, it is argued that universities have no justification to engage retired staff above 65 years on post-retirement contract.” the letter said.

“Only post-retirement contract staff in the age group of 60-65 should remain on government payroll,” the letter warned.

The letter further directed that all academic staff above 65 are to be taken off government payroll and reassigned as consultants if their services are still required.

If the universities choose to keep these over 65-year-old lecturers and professors then they will bear the cost themselves.



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