Rector argues for 70 as retirement age for associate professors of higher education

Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Dr. Dayo Oladebeye has called for an extension of the retirement age of senior lecturers at the Nigerian Polytechnic College from 65 to 70.

Oladebeye, who complained that colleges are now losing their best hands due to retirement age, said teachers should be able to serve up to age 70 to contribute to the development of education in the country.

The rector spoke during the farewell and retirement program of the university’s former Deputy Rector (Administration) Garba Olorunoje of the institution’s Building Technology Department.

According to him, “I recommend that the retirement age for senior lecturers in Nigerian polytechnics be the same as for university professors, because at that age they can still contribute a lot to the development of their institutions and the education sector.”

He described Olorunoje as a very hardworking, loyal and humble administrator who worked diligently for the growth of the college, adding that the institution would continue to benefit from his wealth and unparalleled experience.

National President, Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti Alumni Association, Oyedokun Abiodun, said Olorunoje was celebrated for what he stands for, his impeccable parentage and integrity in the institution and beyond.

He noted that he had significantly influenced the lives of friends and students of the institution and urged others to emulate him.

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