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Secondary School Teaching Vs Lecturing: Which Of These Two Jobs Should I Choose? by Emir8: 6:21pm On Oct 06, 2020
Hello Nairalander,
I really need advice concerning making a choice between the two jobs before me. My family members are divided over which job I should choose.

I'm working in a highbrow secondary school and my start up salary was N75,000. After three years, my salary is now N96,000.00. I just got a lecturing job with a private university and my gross salary according to the appointment letter is N88,000.00. My father wants me to continue with my teaching in the secondary school but my mother and fiancee are pressuring me to write acceptance letter to the university and accept the offer. There's no time, both the university and the secondary school will be resuming on 12/10/2020 and I have to make a choice between now and Thursday. My fiancee is already calling herself "wife of a lecturer" and threatening that she will quit the relationship if I did not accept the university offer. My mind is in the secondary school because there is free lunch and N150,000.00 housing allowance per year, but the university doesn't give lunch and housing allowance.

Should I go and become Mr. Lecturer and sacrifice my secondary school benefits?

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Re: Secondary School Teaching Vs Lecturing: Which Of These Two Jobs Should I Choose? by Skmoda360(m): 6:25pm On Oct 06, 2020
Lemme start with your fiancee, Is she your mother that will warrant her to force you to quit your present job because of being a lecturer's babe or wife to be? I will gladly accept her threat to quit the relationship if it's me.....now to the main issue, bro, I'm not in the position to advise you but I will drop this piece ...just follow your heart and please don't listen to anybody forcing you against your wish.....Shalom. undecided

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Re: Secondary School Teaching Vs Lecturing: Which Of These Two Jobs Should I Choose? by Coder2Client(m): 6:31pm On Oct 06, 2020
Don't be bothered with the threat of your woman leaving you based on your decision. If she wants to leave let her leave, do not let her threat let you make irrational decisions.

To me, you found Secondary school job more rewarding than the private university. Just follow your heart and take your brain along.

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Re: Secondary School Teaching Vs Lecturing: Which Of These Two Jobs Should I Choose? by iaamxavier(m): 6:32pm On Oct 06, 2020
I would advice you go for the lecturing job

There's high chances of salary increment in universities
Also if you know your onions there's also high chances of you becoming a senior lecturer within time

Also you have more time as a lecturer to start up a business to support your self and family

You get to meet a lot of influential people since its a private university
If you behave like the "Nigerian Lecturer" You'll make it big time if you know what I mean grin

Secondary school job isn't secured at all as you can easily be replaced at any slightest issue, But its all about fulfillment. If you feel fulfilled there you can as well stay back

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Re: Secondary School Teaching Vs Lecturing: Which Of These Two Jobs Should I Choose? by Danielomisco(m): 6:36pm On Oct 06, 2020
Bro nooo stay in ur sch,private uni doesn't cut it there are months u wunt b paid no follow lecturer name for fame. Ur doing good

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Re: Secondary School Teaching Vs Lecturing: Which Of These Two Jobs Should I Choose? by Nobody: 6:39pm On Oct 06, 2020
Danielomisco:
Bro nooo stay in ur sch,private uni doesn't cut it there are months u wunt b paid no follow lecturer name for fame. Ur doing good
what I wanted to say. it would have been better if the university was federal.

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Re: Secondary School Teaching Vs Lecturing: Which Of These Two Jobs Should I Choose? by frankman365(m): 6:43pm On Oct 06, 2020
Guy reason what this person just said. Think about career progression. You can become a professor in 15 year's time or thereabouts.
In the end the decision is yours to make.

Emir8:
Hello Nairalander,
I really need advice concerning making choice from the two jobs before me. My family members are divided over which job I should choose.

I'm working in a highbrow secondary school and my start up salary is N75,000. After three years, my salary is now N96,000.00. I just got a lecturing job with a private university and my gross salary according to the appointment letter is N88,000.00. My father wants me to continue with my teaching in the secondary school but my mother and fiancee are pressuring me to write acceptance letter to the university and accept the offer. There's no time, both the university and the secondary school will be resuming on 12/10/2020 and I have to make a choice between now and Thursday. My fiancee is already calling herself "wife of a lecturer" and threatening that she will quit the relationship if I did not accept the university offer. My mind is the secondary school because there is free lunch and 150,000.00 housing allowance per year, but the university don't give housing allowance.

Should I go and become Mr. Lecturer and sacrifice my secondary school benefits?
iaamxavier:
I would advice you go for the lecturing job

There's high chances of salary increment in universities
Also if you know your onions there's also high chances of you becoming a senior lecturer within time

Also you have more time as a lecturer to start up a business to support your self and family

You get to meet a lot of influential people since its a private university
If you behave like the "Nigerian Lecturer" You'll make it big time if you know what I mean grin

Secondary school job isn't secured at all as you can easily be replaced at any slightest issue, But its all about fulfillment. If you feel fulfilled there you can as well stay back

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Re: Secondary School Teaching Vs Lecturing: Which Of These Two Jobs Should I Choose? by Emir8: 6:58pm On Oct 06, 2020
iaamxavier:
I would advice you go for the lecturing job

There's high chances of salary increment in universities
Also if you know your onions there's also high chances of you becoming a senior lecturer within time

Also you have more time as a lecturer to start up a business to support your self and family

You get to meet a lot of influential people since its a private university
If you behave like the "Nigerian Lecturer" You'll make it big time if you know what I mean grin

Secondary school job isn't secured at all as you can easily be replaced at any slightest issue, But its all about fulfillment. If you feel fulfilled there you can as well stay back

Here is the time schedule:

Secondary school: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
University: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

I used to teach some Lebanese and Pakistanis children private lessons from 4:30 to 6:30 in which I make up to N58,000 a month. I have to sacrifice that too if I accept the university work

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Re: Secondary School Teaching Vs Lecturing: Which Of These Two Jobs Should I Choose? by Nobody: 7:02pm On Oct 06, 2020
Emir8:


Here is the time schedule:

Secondary school: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
University: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

I used to teach some Lebanese and Pakistanis children private lessons from 4:30 to 6:30 in which I make up to N58,000 a month. I have to sacrifice that too if I accept the university work
dont leave your secondary school job

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Re: Secondary School Teaching Vs Lecturing: Which Of These Two Jobs Should I Choose? by Emir8: 7:03pm On Oct 06, 2020
frankman365:
Guy reason what this person just said. Think about career progression. You can become a professor in 15 year's time or thereabouts.
In the end the decision is yours to make.




I have master degree and want to start my PhD next year. The university told me that I can't start PhD until I work for them for 3 years. That is another thing I'm considering. The secondary school will allow me to go for PhD

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Re: Secondary School Teaching Vs Lecturing: Which Of These Two Jobs Should I Choose? by iaamxavier(m): 7:09pm On Oct 06, 2020
Emir8:


Here is the time schedule:

Secondary school: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
University: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

I used to teach some Lebanese and Pakistanis children private lessons from 4:30 to 6:30 in which I make up to N58,000 a month. I have to sacrifice that too if I accept the university work

Can you teach these kids forever? No!
Think about career prospects rather than the current pay!
Do you know how lecturers make their money?
From sales of hand out and textbook
Imagine you get to sell handouts at the rate of 1k to 100 students per department and you're lecturing about 5 departments (100Level)
Do the math
As a lecturer you can't possibly have class from 8-6PM
Every school session ends by 4pm
I don't want to including sorting grin because that's corruption
Anyways its still your choice to make
Just lent my advice

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Re: Secondary School Teaching Vs Lecturing: Which Of These Two Jobs Should I Choose? by Emir8: 7:23pm On Oct 06, 2020
iaamxavier:


Can you teach these kids forever? No!
Think about career prospects rather than the current pay!
Do you know how lecturers make their money?
From sales of hand out and textbook
Imagine you get to sell handouts at the rate of 1k to 100 students per department and you're lecturing about 5 departments (100Level)
Do the math
As a lecturer you can't possibly have class from 8-6PM
Every school session ends by 4pm
I don't want to including sorting grin because that's corruption
Anyways its still your choice to make
Just lent my advice
Okay. Thanks

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Re: Secondary School Teaching Vs Lecturing: Which Of These Two Jobs Should I Choose? by Emir8: 7:28pm On Oct 06, 2020
MOD please take it to fp lets get more advice
Re: Secondary School Teaching Vs Lecturing: Which Of These Two Jobs Should I Choose? by Angelnath(m): 7:29pm On Oct 06, 2020
Right d sec sch job might be more rewarding but i will advice you go for the lecturing job it will pay off later. You will only feel the impact for 3yrs+. Then after ur phd you might find a better offer that will pay more than that and also lecturing job will give you extra time to go into business inasmuch as you know how to manage your time. But above all follow that which makes you happy so as to have no regrets. Fulfilment is not always about money.

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Re: Secondary School Teaching Vs Lecturing: Which Of These Two Jobs Should I Choose? by DenreleDave(m): 7:44pm On Oct 06, 2020
grin grin
Re: Secondary School Teaching Vs Lecturing: Which Of These Two Jobs Should I Choose? by RenaissanceGuy: 8:38pm On Oct 06, 2020
A private university with a starting salary of 88k? That's very poor!

The lines are clear for you to read: with all the other pecks you mentioned, the high school job is the better of the two.

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Re: Secondary School Teaching Vs Lecturing: Which Of These Two Jobs Should I Choose? by Emir8: 9:03pm On Oct 06, 2020
Thank you all. Best regards

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Re: Secondary School Teaching Vs Lecturing: Which Of These Two Jobs Should I Choose? by Uyi168: 9:46pm On Oct 06, 2020
Emir8:
Hello Nairalander,
I really need advice concerning making a choice between the two jobs before me. My family members are divided over which job I should choose.

I'm working in a highbrow secondary school and my start up salary was N75,000. After three years, my salary is now N96,000.00. I just got a lecturing job with a private university and my gross salary according to the appointment letter is N88,000.00. My father wants me to continue with my teaching in the secondary school but my mother and fiancee are pressuring me to write acceptance letter to the university and accept the offer. There's no time, both the university and the secondary school will be resuming on 12/10/2020 and I have to make a choice between now and Thursday. My fiancee is already calling herself "wife of a lecturer" and threatening that she will quit the relationship if I did not accept the university offer. My mind is in the secondary school because there is free lunch and N150,000.00 housing allowance per year, but the university doesn't give lunch and housing allowance.

Should I go and become Mr. Lecturer and sacrifice my secondary school benefits?
..
Ur yeye fiance wants to call quit if u decide not to take the lecturing job.

Where are u guys getting all these irresponsible ladies from

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Re: Secondary School Teaching Vs Lecturing: Which Of These Two Jobs Should I Choose? by much30: 10:26pm On Oct 06, 2020
Emir8:
Hello Nairalander,
I really need advice concerning making a choice between the two jobs before me. My family members are divided over which job I should choose.

I'm working in a highbrow secondary school and my start up salary was N75,000. After three years, my salary is now N96,000.00. I just got a lecturing job with a private university and my gross salary according to the appointment letter is N88,000.00. My father wants me to continue with my teaching in the secondary school but my mother and fiancee are pressuring me to write acceptance letter to the university and accept the offer. There's no time, both the university and the secondary school will be resuming on 12/10/2020 and I have to make a choice between now and Thursday. My fiancee is already calling herself "wife of a lecturer" and threatening that she will quit the relationship if I did not accept the university offer. My mind is in the secondary school because there is free lunch and N150,000.00 housing allowance per year, but the university doesn't give lunch and housing allowance.

Should I go and become Mr. Lecturer and sacrifice my secondary school benefits?

I will advise you to listen to your father, continue with the secondary school and aim to become a principal in one of those aisen schools. Most of those private university can own you for months, I am talking from experience. To make money through text books may be nearly impossible because they don't have much students as compare to public universities. Why not continue with the secondary school, get your PhD then apply in public universities and by his grace you may get job. Listen to your father.

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Re: Secondary School Teaching Vs Lecturing: Which Of These Two Jobs Should I Choose? by Emmypure: 10:47pm On Oct 06, 2020
if to say na federal uni, I for say make u no look back, but there is not much difference btw private uni and sec skul.

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Re: Secondary School Teaching Vs Lecturing: Which Of These Two Jobs Should I Choose? by missimelda01(f): 11:05pm On Oct 06, 2020
Your fiancée threatened to leave the relationship..are you sure you’re not engaged to yourself grin

From the look of things you already have your mind made up, just be where you’re happy..the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.

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Re: Secondary School Teaching Vs Lecturing: Which Of These Two Jobs Should I Choose? by Hambivert: 11:20pm On Oct 06, 2020
Sparogatively, the university job would help to spur you for an advancement in your career...

but the threat from your fiancée would be the reason I'd stay in the Sec Sch if I were you!

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Re: Secondary School Teaching Vs Lecturing: Which Of These Two Jobs Should I Choose? by Kendumazy(m): 11:24pm On Oct 06, 2020
With the university giving you signs that, there might not be a quicker career progression. It's a sign that it might not be worth it.

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Re: Secondary School Teaching Vs Lecturing: Which Of These Two Jobs Should I Choose? by LikeAking: 11:42pm On Oct 06, 2020
Take the P uni JOB.
E get more levels.
One more thing
Babes.

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Re: Secondary School Teaching Vs Lecturing: Which Of These Two Jobs Should I Choose? by seanwilliam(m): 11:56pm On Oct 06, 2020
Let's settle it like this ..


Like for the private secondary school

Share for the private university

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Re: Secondary School Teaching Vs Lecturing: Which Of These Two Jobs Should I Choose? by Onyenna(m): 12:29am On Oct 07, 2020
Most private Universities i know owe too much!!! That secondary school might be best for you.... All that glitters is not gold........

And for your fiancee's threat.............hmmm.... [Lecturer's wife title is her main problem]..... Seems she's in that category of ladies filled with massive EGO....

Whatever decision you take now might make or mar your future.... Think wisely......


Good luck bro....

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Re: Secondary School Teaching Vs Lecturing: Which Of These Two Jobs Should I Choose? by Emir8: 3:46am On Oct 07, 2020
much30:


I will advise you to listen to your father, continue with the secondary school and aim to become a principal in one of those aisen schools. Most of those private university can own you for months, I am talking from experience. To make money through text books may be nearly impossible because they don't have much students as compare to public universities. Why not continue with the secondary school, get your PhD then apply in public universities and by his grace you may get job. Listen to your father.
Thank you so much sir

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Re: Secondary School Teaching Vs Lecturing: Which Of These Two Jobs Should I Choose? by Emir8: 3:49am On Oct 07, 2020
LikeAking:
Take the P uni JOB.
E get more levels.
One more thing
Babes.

Not interested in having informal relationship with any babe

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Re: Secondary School Teaching Vs Lecturing: Which Of These Two Jobs Should I Choose? by cotmag(m): 5:14am On Oct 07, 2020
Follow this piece of advice.
much30:


I will advise you to listen to your father, continue with the secondary school and aim to become a principal in one of those aisen schools. Most of those private university can own you for months, I am talking from experience. To make money through text books may be nearly impossible because they don't have much students as compare to public universities. Why not continue with the secondary school, get your PhD then apply in public universities and by his grace you may get job. Listen to your father.

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Re: Secondary School Teaching Vs Lecturing: Which Of These Two Jobs Should I Choose? by Angelacruz: 5:44am On Oct 07, 2020
Stay in d secondary skull.This university does not worth it
Emir8:


I have master degree and want to start my PhD next year. The university told me that I can't start PhD until I work for them for 3 years. That is another thing I'm considering. The secondary school will allow me to go for PhD

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Re: Secondary School Teaching Vs Lecturing: Which Of These Two Jobs Should I Choose? by DontBullshitMe: 5:47am On Oct 07, 2020
What are your long term goals?

You can't be a secondary school teacher forever. I assume that once you get to a certain age, you will be discarded. This is the reason why most veteran secondary school teachers in both private/public sector honourably start their own private school after several years of service.

This begs the question : Is that what you want for yourself?

On the other hand, taking the Private University lecturing job brings a certain level of pedigree to you, offers better career experience/prospects and possibly your phD will be subsidized.

What exactly of these do you want for yourself??

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Re: Secondary School Teaching Vs Lecturing: Which Of These Two Jobs Should I Choose? by Emir8: 6:16am On Oct 07, 2020
DontBullshitMe:
What are your long term goals?

You can't be a secondary school teacher forever. I assume that once you get to a certain age, you will be discarded. This is the reason why most veteran secondary school teachers in both private/public sector honourably start their own private school after several years of service.

This begs the question : Is that what you want for yourself?

On the other hand, taking the Private University lecturing job brings a certain level of pedigree to you, offers better career experience/prospects and possibly your phD will be subsidized.

What exactly of these do you want for yourself??
Thanks dear

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