The Agony Of Private School Teachers

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The Agony Of Private School Teachers

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Though private school is the largest employer of labor in Nigeria(shame on our government) who pays NCE, HND, Degree and Master holders between 15,000 to 35,000 monthly. A teacher receiving 35,000 may or may not have a salary increase for the next five to ten years of teaching. Even when the salary is been increased, maybe by 10% at the end of five or ten years of teaching.

There was this lady in a private school close to my house, she started working even before I got admitted into the university, now she decides to resign from the teaching job as the 25,000 naira been paid to her for the past ten years could no longer meet up with her needs. She wrote a resignation letter a month ahead and all she could get was same 25,000 she receives monthly.

But in same Nigeria, we have Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacist and so on protesting and going on strike for an increase in salary scale aside the huge amount be paid to them monthly.

Private teachers and even government own primary and secondary schools are been treated badly.

We saw on the news how a lot of private school teachers been treated and some even killed.

I even learned that some private schools in the west pay as little as 7000 to their teachers, what a pity.

A private school teacher will be asked to take the whole JSS1 to SS3 classes.

Most times you don't get your salary till after 5 to 10 days of the month.

A private school teacher is been imprisoned between the 7 am and 3 pm that even to take a breakfast you must get a pass before you could go get your food.

A friend of mine took a permission to go for an interview at Usmanu Danfodio University which lasted for two days, he was sacked the third day he returned to the school.
I hope this minimum wage will affect them because even the NLC don't put them into consideration.

And am asking, does it mean that the private school teachers in Nigeria, states don't have a union?

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Post by Maclatunji »

Sadly, it is an employer's market where graduates are queuing up to take the poorly paid jobs with awful conditions.

The NUT focuses more on public sector teachers and should do more for private school teachers.
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We should stop comparing profession and focus on the job description of each and weigh them. Everyone has a role to play and they should be paid accordingly. Health workers in the private sector have similar complaint of being paid paltry sum as low as the amount quoted for the teachers in private schools.

We should ensure our govt enact labour laws that will protect the interest of the employees and employers.

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