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My Heart Felt Message To GRADUATES Teaching In Private Primary/secondary Schoo by SirWhiteFish: 8:59am On Jul 28
I looked back at the beginning of this year, precisely 14th January 2019 when I started working at a private primary school. Three weeks later, I was told that I had to be taking two primary five students extra lessons after closing (3pm), and the pay was 1k each. With my monthly salary which was 13,000 added to the "1k" each makes 15 thousand.

You would think I earned 13k for three months abi! No I didn't. The first salary I got was the half of 13k. The woman just called the staff on the 28th of January and gave me 6.5k. I had no idea what was going on and I thought she was going to balance up at the beginning of February just like she said while addressing us but it was a lie. it was at the end of the term, the third month April, that I got to know I am being ripped off. She said she was going to pay 5000 naira at the end of the term as salary because school opened for just 10 days. It was the greatest shock of my life. A graduate, a grown up man like me, taking 5000 naira home!!
I wanted to leave but I couldn't because I wouldn't be paid for the common entrance lesson and I had not gotten any other opportunities elsewhere.

Sometimes in early February, She called me that I would be handling primary 5 Common entrance lessons which is meant to hold every Saturday and at the end of the third term the money will be shared between Me, a staff that partners me and the proprietress. She said the money will be shared 60%(I and another man) to 40%(the proprietress). The formula was very unfair and strange to me. The sharing formula seemed very strange to me and I challenged it but she enforced it.

Fast forward to early this month, precisely 3rd of July, the proprietress started acting strange and insulting all the workers and all that. The following week she sent one of the oldest staff by to inquire what will be the staff reaction if they are not paid at the end if the term. The staff said they won't agree to such and some even threaten various actions. Fast forward to Thursday 25th of July, vacation day. the woman started up a plethora of complaints deliberately she said she was going to pay 4000 as July salary. The same thing she did at the end of second term. At the end she ended up not paying a dime. She didn't pay any of us. Not even the common entrance lesson which made me stay.

I cried and stayed inside throughout Friday. I had a deep thinking, with my academic background! Was it that I didn't know my worth? with all my struggles to be successful academically I am now slaving in one private school for a paltry sum of 15k, money wey I no fit cope with as an undergraduate! Money wey be say no reach my NYSC allawe!
I really feel for graduates going through phases like this. I really feel for graduates teaching at private schools. I pray better days finds you and I soon.

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Re: My Heart Felt Message To GRADUATES Teaching In Private Primary/secondary Schoo by LordIsaac(m): 9:31am On Jul 28
It's pathetic...this country!

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Re: My Heart Felt Message To GRADUATES Teaching In Private Primary/secondary Schoo by EVILFOREST: 10:22am On Jul 28
SirWhiteFish:
I looked back at the beginning of this year, precisely 14th January 2019 when I started working at a private primary school. Three weeks later, I was told that I had to be taking two primary five students extra lessons after closing (3pm), and the pay was 1k each. With my monthly salary which was 13,000 added to the "1k" each makes 15 thousand.

You would think I earned 13k for three months abi! No I didn't. The first salary I got was the half of 13k. The woman just called the staff on the 28th of January and gave me 6.5k. I had no idea what was going on and I thought she was going to balance up at the beginning of February just like she said while addressing us but it was a lie. it was at the end of the term, the third month April, that I got to know I am being ripped off. She said she was going to pay 5000 naira at the end of the term as salary because school opened for just 10 days. It was the greatest shock of my life. A graduate, a grown up man like me, taking 5000 naira home!!
I wanted to leave but I couldn't because I wouldn't be paid for the common entrance lesson and I had not gotten any other opportunities elsewhere.

Sometimes in early February, She called me that I would be handling primary 5 Common entrance lessons which is meant to hold every Saturday and at the end of the third term the money will be shared between Me, a staff that partners me and the proprietress. She said the money will be shared 60%(I and another man) to 40%(the proprietress). The formula was very unfair and strange to me. The sharing formula seemed very strange to me and I challenged it but she enforced it.

Fast forward to early this month, precisely 3rd of July, the proprietress started acting strange and insulting all the workers and all that. The following week she sent one of the oldest staff by to inquire what will be the staff reaction if they are not paid at the end if the term. The staff said they won't agree to such and some even threaten various actions. Fast forward to Thursday 25th of July, vacation day. the woman started up a plethora of complaints deliberately she said she was going to pay 4000 as July salary. The same thing she did at the end of second term. At the end she ended up not paying a dime. She didn't pay any of us. Not even the common entrance lesson which made me stay.

I cried and stayed inside throughout Friday. I had a deep thinking, with my academic background! Was it that I didn't know my worth? with all my struggles to be successful academically I am now slaving in one private school for a paltry sum of 15k, money wey I no fit cope with as an undergraduate! Money wey be say no reach my NYSC allawe!
I really feel for graduates going through phases like this. I really feel for graduates teaching at private schools. I pray better days finds you and I soon.
What HELL can be worse than this...??
U mean a salary of 15k per month.... cry cry cry
Devil is a LIAR..... shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked

PLEASE, take it easy
This is really pathetic.
Don't be shocked to hear that, the lady is a DEACONESS in her place of Worship
What's ur discipline...??
What else can you do...??
Where do you hail from..??

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Re: My Heart Felt Message To GRADUATES Teaching In Private Primary/secondary Schoo by Chimpretty: 11:10am On Jul 28
@op, that's what we teachers see, as a graduate of pure and industrial chemistry, I handle 2core science subjects and 1 minor, at the end of the month it's story story. Right now am done,am not going back to that school, I dash them my 1.1/2 salary.

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Re: My Heart Felt Message To GRADUATES Teaching In Private Primary/secondary Schoo by OgaVoltron: 11:26am On Jul 28
The longer you stay, the harder it would be to get out. Start searching for business ideas/skills. They abound on NL. Your time is precious, don't waste it in the education sector.

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Re: My Heart Felt Message To GRADUATES Teaching In Private Primary/secondary Schoo by Emancipator001: 11:43am On Jul 28
I feel your struggles bro. Don't worry, it will pass. It's just a phase just keep the hustle legit and don't leave God behind, believe me.

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Re: My Heart Felt Message To GRADUATES Teaching In Private Primary/secondary Schoo by ijesuoboikxp1(m): 11:48am On Jul 28
Take heart Dear this economy is just some how. Don't worry just look for a better job or if you got skill this is the time to utilize it for your own benefit... Scamming is now the order of the day....

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Re: My Heart Felt Message To GRADUATES Teaching In Private Primary/secondary Schoo by Emancipator001: 11:49am On Jul 28
[quote author=EVILFOREST post=80703593]
What HELL can be worse than this...??
U mean a salary of 15k per month.... cry cry cry
Devil is a LIAR..... shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked

PLEASE, take it easy
This is really pathetic.
Don't be shocked to hear that, the lady is a DEACONESS in her place of Worship
What's ur discipline...??
What else can you do...??
Where do you hail from..??
[color=#770077][/color] shocked
Re: My Heart Felt Message To GRADUATES Teaching In Private Primary/secondary Schoo by Spechialone: 12:17pm On Jul 28
I cried and stayed inside throughout Friday. I had a deep thinking, with my academic background! Was it that I didn't know my worth? with all my struggles to be successful academically I am now slaving in one private school for a paltry sum of 15k, money wey I no fit cope with as an undergraduate! Money wey be say no reach my NYSC allawe!
I really feel for graduates going through phases like this. I really feel for graduates teaching at private schools. I pray better days finds you and I soon. [/quote]




Sorry dear, private lessons seems better than this . Meet up parents and offer affordable home lessons for their kids, then your spare time can be used to get a skill.

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Re: My Heart Felt Message To GRADUATES Teaching In Private Primary/secondary Schoo by mikkycoins(m): 12:29pm On Jul 28
Has anyone noticed this?
Female school owners aka proprietress are very mean and wicked. Not generalizing though
I thought these women should be caring towards their fellow humans but they're even worse than their Male folks.
Well op should look for a skill to learn
I better do menial jobs that pays above 40k a month than to be a slave under someone cos I'm a graduate.
OP get your hands dirty and save a little money to start something.
God keep you bro

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Re: My Heart Felt Message To GRADUATES Teaching In Private Primary/secondary Schoo by godfrey01(m): 12:39pm On Jul 28
SirWhiteFish:
I looked back at the beginning of this year, precisely 14th January 2019 when I started working at a private primary school. Three weeks later, I was told that I had to be taking two primary five students extra lessons after closing (3pm), and the pay was 1k each. With my monthly salary which was 13,000 added to the "1k" each makes 15 thousand.

You would think I earned 13k for three months abi! No I didn't. The first salary I got was the half of 13k. The woman just called the staff on the 28th of January and gave me 6.5k. I had no idea what was going on and I thought she was going to balance up at the beginning of February just like she said while addressing us but it was a lie. it was at the end of the term, the third month April, that I got to know I am being ripped off. She said she was going to pay 5000 naira at the end of the term as salary because school opened for just 10 days. It was the greatest shock of my life. A graduate, a grown up man like me, taking 5000 naira home!!
I wanted to leave but I couldn't because I wouldn't be paid for the common entrance lesson and I had not gotten any other opportunities elsewhere.

Sometimes in early February, She called me that I would be handling primary 5 Common entrance lessons which is meant to hold every Saturday and at the end of the third term the money will be shared between Me, a staff that partners me and the proprietress. She said the money will be shared 60%(I and another man) to 40%(the proprietress). The formula was very unfair and strange to me. The sharing formula seemed very strange to me and I challenged it but she enforced it.

Fast forward to early this month, precisely 3rd of July, the proprietress started acting strange and insulting all the workers and all that. The following week she sent one of the oldest staff by to inquire what will be the staff reaction if they are not paid at the end if the term. The staff said they won't agree to such and some even threaten various actions. Fast forward to Thursday 25th of July, vacation day. the woman started up a plethora of complaints deliberately she said she was going to pay 4000 as July salary. The same thing she did at the end of second term. At the end she ended up not paying a dime. She didn't pay any of us. Not even the common entrance lesson which made me stay.

I cried and stayed inside throughout Friday. I had a deep thinking, with my academic background! Was it that I didn't know my worth? with all my struggles to be successful academically I am now slaving in one private school for a paltry sum of 15k, money wey I no fit cope with as an undergraduate! Money wey be say no reach my NYSC allawe!
I really feel for graduates going through phases like this. I really feel for graduates teaching at private schools. I pray better days finds you and I soon.


THIS IS Nigeria for you..... But frankly speaking, it depends on the personality of the woman. I have once worked with an ibo woman who owns a school. She pays frequently as at when due. But frankly speaking teaching work nor be work my brother. It's just because of the situation of the country that graduates are going into teaching. My little piece of advice if you have a skill, join it with your teaching job... 15k a month for this 2019, no oh..

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Re: My Heart Felt Message To GRADUATES Teaching In Private Primary/secondary Schoo by Esthered: 12:51pm On Jul 28
Dear OP, you didn't mention if you're making efforts to leave the school soon by applying for jobs.

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Re: My Heart Felt Message To GRADUATES Teaching In Private Primary/secondary Schoo by EVILFOREST: 1:04pm On Jul 28
mikkycoins:
Has anyone noticed this?
Female school owners aka proprietress are very mean and wicked. Not generalizing though
I thought these women should be caring towards their fellow humans but they're even worse than their Male folks.
Well op should look for a skill to learn
I better do menial jobs that pays above 40k a month than to be a slave under someone cos I'm a graduate.
OP get your hands dirty and save a little money to start something.
God keep you bro
You are not FAR from the TRUTH

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Re: My Heart Felt Message To GRADUATES Teaching In Private Primary/secondary Schoo by Majlaw(m): 1:38pm On Jul 28
Don't tell me its Oasis International High School Ibadan?? Let me tell you about her.
1. She was paying 15k
2. She gave me 3 subjects. (Government for Ss1-3, Civic Education for Jss1-3 and CCA for Jss1-3.
3. Every Friday I must submit my lesson notes. ( just imagine, lesson notes for all d classes).
4. Las Las, I ran. I'm back home now sleeping.
because of dat woman... I made a vow never to teach again.
Tufiakwa I see hell for dat school. Thank God say na my papa house I dey. I no dey pay any house rent.

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Re: My Heart Felt Message To GRADUATES Teaching In Private Primary/secondary Schoo by Michelle55(f): 1:47pm On Jul 28
I did one like that and end up running away at the end of one month immediately I collected my salary sad Yours was even better kinda(just two classes) I was made to take ss1-3 and js2. Honestly, teachers are underpaid and it's not nice atall

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Re: My Heart Felt Message To GRADUATES Teaching In Private Primary/secondary Schoo by DrBrainstorm(m): 1:55pm On Jul 28
It not too late to start something. U can still learn a skill, not necessarily vocational skill, cause that what most people think when they hear of "skill". Only that u are going to spend little money and much of ur time.
U can go into;
Web design
Web Development
Mobile Apps Development
Graphics Design.

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Re: My Heart Felt Message To GRADUATES Teaching In Private Primary/secondary Schoo by SirWhiteFish: 2:10pm On Jul 28
EVILFOREST:

Don't be shocked to hear that, the lady is a DEACONESS in her place of Worship
Man did not reveal this to you, heaven did. The husband is a Pastor and she is a DEACONESS. Her husband always close his eyes to what she is doing and Infact supports her by quoting various Bible passages.
Majlaw:
Don't tell me its Oasis International High School Ibadan?? Let me tell you about her.
1. She was paying 15k
No it's not in Ibadan. The school is in Ilorin, kwara state.

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Re: My Heart Felt Message To GRADUATES Teaching In Private Primary/secondary Schoo by InansBobo(m): 2:16pm On Jul 28
So bad of her and you too should have left there after the first month.
Farming is even better

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Re: My Heart Felt Message To GRADUATES Teaching In Private Primary/secondary Schoo by GasAndOilTheory(m): 2:21pm On Jul 28
I hardly take my time to read much online but I read and really felt pity for you... I remember how much I spent weekly as an undergraduate...
Is there no educational body such schools can be reported to?
These are one of the few jobs that can ruin a man's life emotionally and physically

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Re: My Heart Felt Message To GRADUATES Teaching In Private Primary/secondary Schoo by RDPMAN: 2:35pm On Jul 28
Okay
Re: My Heart Felt Message To GRADUATES Teaching In Private Primary/secondary Schoo by LoveJesus87(m): 2:36pm On Jul 28
sad

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Re: My Heart Felt Message To GRADUATES Teaching In Private Primary/secondary Schoo by Stargurl20(f): 2:40pm On Jul 28
Hmmm embarassed

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Re: My Heart Felt Message To GRADUATES Teaching In Private Primary/secondary Schoo by Karleb(m): 2:41pm On Jul 28
grin grin grin grin

This is the reason why I chose to work for a man in our church, he is a minister but alas, the story is thesame thing just a little bit different from yours.

But I am done now, he's with my last month's salary, but he is gonna pay. No doubt!

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Re: My Heart Felt Message To GRADUATES Teaching In Private Primary/secondary Schoo by iyke926: 2:41pm On Jul 28
And some idiots will be like Nigeria is a great country.

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Re: My Heart Felt Message To GRADUATES Teaching In Private Primary/secondary Schoo by ednut1(m): 2:41pm On Jul 28
You should leave that job

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Re: My Heart Felt Message To GRADUATES Teaching In Private Primary/secondary Schoo by moyinoluwabun(m): 2:41pm On Jul 28
If you've never bn there, u won't understand

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Re: My Heart Felt Message To GRADUATES Teaching In Private Primary/secondary Schoo by Emily22(m): 2:41pm On Jul 28
Majlaw:
Don't tell me its Oasis International High School Ibadan?? Let me tell you about her.
1. She was paying 15k
2. She gave me 3 subjects. (Government for Ss1-3, Civic Education for Jss1-3 and CCA for Jss1-3.
3. Every Friday I must submit my lesson notes. ( just imagine, lesson notes for all d classes).
4. Las Las, I ran. I'm back home now sleeping.
because of dat woman... I made a vow never to teach again.
Tufiakwa I see hell for dat school. Thank God say na my papa house I dey. I no dey pay any house rent.

You got me laffin bro...u re funny o angry

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Re: My Heart Felt Message To GRADUATES Teaching In Private Primary/secondary Schoo by Nobody: 2:41pm On Jul 28
hahahaha.
at least you now have experience in your CV.
someone is managing 15k in this buhari season while me ran away from a 32k job after one month 5yrs ago.

I may need a lesson from you on how to manage

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Re: My Heart Felt Message To GRADUATES Teaching In Private Primary/secondary Schoo by pocohantas(f): 2:42pm On Jul 28
Private school get class.

Just a select few get into the high class private schools. The rest are stuck in those neighbourhood schools that do not even have complete registration to run a corporate account...

I taught in one way back. It is usually the first resort for the average job-seeking graduate. I remember the pay was a little above 10k. They handed me a staffbook. It contained so many DON'Ts and each attracted a fine. Somehow, 95% of the DONTs looked like what you must DO (inadvertently).

To worsen it sef, the principal been dey send me to buy him chilled Pepsi. If e no cold well, e go send me back to change am.

Abeg, I pray for every Nigerian graduate looking for a job or source of livelihood. One day e go better.

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Re: My Heart Felt Message To GRADUATES Teaching In Private Primary/secondary Schoo by rozayx5(m): 2:42pm On Jul 28
lol

my elder sis came back from richmond university in the Uk to a 5k amonth job in 2002

teaching in a school cheesy cheesy cheesy

this life sha
nothing wey i neva see


if your an undergrad and you dont know how to do any business in todays Nigeria
Sorry is your name

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Re: My Heart Felt Message To GRADUATES Teaching In Private Primary/secondary Schoo by Ayo25: 2:42pm On Jul 28
I ran away f┼Ľom teaching job very very long ago. A job that pays nothing but takes everything away from you.

You cannot dress anyhow to school but at the end of several months, you do not earn what is enough to replace your tattered clothes and worn-out shoes.

I may chose to go to my current place of work in bathroom slippers, nobody challenges me. Yet I earn monthly pay of around 6 figures.

Better to do 'alabaru' at Oyingbo than all these nonsense private school teaching jobs

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Re: My Heart Felt Message To GRADUATES Teaching In Private Primary/secondary Schoo by Kendumazy(m): 2:42pm On Jul 28
Hmm

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