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Why UK is recruiting Nigerian teachers – Govt

The UK has revealed some of the reasons behind its desire to hire teachers from Nigeria and eight other countries.

saturday kick reported that the UK has included Nigeria in the list of countries where teachers can apply to teach in the UK.

Some of the other countries are: Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Singapore, South Africa, Ukraine and Zimbabwe.

Applicants are not even required to have an initial teaching qualification as the country offers a training program for potential migrants.

In the remuneration data, the UK noted: “All qualified teachers will have a starting salary of at least £28,000. This will be higher for teachers working in London. Your school will have its own salary scale for qualified teachers. Wage increases will always be performance-based, not seniority-based, and will be reviewed every year.”

Commenting on the development, Alaby Thomas, professor of education at the Federal University of Technology Minna, said Nigerian teachers have been trained and qualified for the opportunities that come their way.

He said: “The only problem is the government’s bad attitude towards this sector. You see governors who owe teachers salaries for months. Some don’t get promoted despite years of quality service. It should also open the eyes of the government.”


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