The United Kingdom has shared some of the major reasons for wanting to recruit teachers from Nigeria and eight other countries.
Africa Today News, New York reported that the UK had listed Nigeria among 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.
The applicants do not even necessarily require initial teaching qualifications as the country offers a training programme for potential migrants.
In the data for the remunerations, 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 their own pay scales for qualified tutors. Pay increases will always be linked to performance, not length of service, and will be reviewed every year.’
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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 opportunities that come their way.
Africa Today News, New York reports that from February, Nigerian teachers who migrate to the United Kingdom will attract at least N15.065 million in annual salary.
Data from the UK government’s website, which offers guidelines to non-UK citizens who want to teach UK schools but are eligible outside the country, says that the remunerations would depend on qualifications and the region where the teacher is applying from.
Other countries include Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Singapore, South Africa, Ukraine and Zimbabwe.
Africa Today News, New York reports that eligible applicants do not need initial teaching qualifications because the country offers a training programme for intending emigrants. Per data from the UK, all eligible teachers will have a starting salary of at least 28,000 pounds or higher for teachers working in London.