AKURE – Professors in Ondo State-owned tertiary institutions have got retirement age elongation.
The state House of Assembly on Thursday passed a bill seeking an amendment to the retirement age for workers in the state’s tertiary institutions.
The Executive Bill to that effect was earlier forwarded to the House of Assembly for approval.
The bill sought to put the retirement age of tertiary institutions’ workers in the professorial cadre at 75 years while other categories of workers, teaching and non-teaching, would have to retire at the age of 65.
Before the new retirement age was passed, lecturers in the professorial cadre retired at 65 years while other categories of workers retired at the age of 60.
The lawmakers noted the invaluable contributions of university lecturers to the development of humanity, saying the amendment had been long overdue.
According to the bill, “Lecturers in federal universities have since been enjoying the benefit hence the need to extend same to state tertiary institutions in view of their numerous contributions to the society.”
In a unanimous voice vote, the lawmakers agreed that the law should take effect from January 2019.
Beneficiaries of the amended law include the state-owned universities, polytechnics, monotechnics, teaching hospitals, research institutes, and colleges of education.