The UK has revealed some of its reasons for wanting to recruit teachers from Nigeria and eight other countries.
saturday punch reported that the UK had included Nigeria in the list of countries where teachers could apply to teach in the UK.
Some of the other countries are Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Singapore, South Africa, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe.
Applicants do not even necessarily require initial teaching qualifications, as the country offers a training program for potential immigrants.
In the pay 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 scales for qualified teachers. Salary increases will always be linked to performance, not length of service, and will be reviewed every year.”
Commenting on the development, a Professor of Education at the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Alabi Thomas, said Nigerian teachers were trained and qualified for the opportunities ahead.
He said: “The only challenge is the poor way the government is running that sector. You see governors who have owed teacher salaries for months. Some are not promoted despite offering years of quality service. This should also be a revelation for the government.”
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