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'Greedy' Nigerian Professors And Their Fat Salaries by Thiwalade: 12:33pm On Jul 24, 2021
THE perennial onslaught on public education has been taken to the next level by this administration with the statement by Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, that the bulk of the national budget on education is used to pay the salaries of 10,500 Professors in the public University system.

Nwajiuba, in a newspaper interview, averred that strike by university lecturers is a major factor driving students abroad and to private universities.

I will provide available facts to put the records straight with regards to the salary of lecturers; and go further to argue as to why lecturers deserve appropriate wages that will guarantee value commensurate with what they give to the academic system and the society.

In 2012, when the Federal Government carried out the needs assessment of the Nigerian universities, it was found that out of the 37,504 lecturers, 28,128 of them were full time and pensionable. Since then, there has been no major recruitment of academic staff despite the usual attrition on account of resignations, retirement and demise.

This is what forced few academics to take up the burden of work meant for many lecturers, necessitating the issue of earned academic allowances in the ASUU-FGN agreement of 2009.

From 2013 to 2020, government owes lecturers billions of naira, but these lecturers have no right to complain over their duly earned entitlements in the wisdom of the government.

The ASUU-FGN agreement of 2009 stipulated that a lecturer I is to be paid N15,000; senior lecturer, N20,000 and professor, N25,000 per annum per student for supervision. The lecturers now described as selfish and gluttonous are yet to be paid for several years of supervising students.

An external examiner is supposed to be paid N80,000 for a Master dissertation and N105,000 for Doctoral examination. The internal examiner for the same purposes ought to be paid N45, 000 and N65, 000 respectively, but these only exists in the agreement and have not been implemented for eleven years! In Nwajiuba’s wisdom, these are not issues to go on strike for.

University lecturers are over-stretched and least paid when compared with lecturers in polytechnics and colleges of education despite the fact that 97 percent of UTME applicants prefer university education to polytechnic or colleges of education.

In 2018, 1,558,686 of UTME candidates chose university; 24,524 NCE and 69,712 polytechnic. Less than 10 percent of degree-pursuing applicants chooses private varsities. In 2009, both the Federal Government and ASUU came up with two salary tables (I and II).

Table II was called the African average salary payable across the continent but government pleaded that the Table I which undervalues intellectualism should be used to pay lecturers till such a time government is able to raise funds to meet the African average salary. ASUU’s altruistic disposition made the body agree to receive less while doing more work.

Unfortunately, it is now eleven years of receipt of slave-like wage which assuredly will make colleagues in Ugandan public varsities cringe! The salaries of the ‘selfish’ Nigerian lecturers by cadre are as follows:

Assistant lecturer (N118,277 -N137, 334); Lecturer II has a doctorate degree (N129, 724 – N153, 563); Lecturer I has at least three years post-PhD experience on the job (N160, 809 – N203, 778); Senior Lecturer with at least six years experience on the job (N222,229 –314, 159); Associate Professor (with at least nine years experience on the job: N277, 179 – N350, 169) and a Full Professor with 12 and more years experience on the job (N332, 833 – 416, 743).


They get these after tax and other deductions. Before deductions, a newly appointed Full Professor has N437, 499 and after deductions he is paid N332, 833 monthly. A Professor “at the bar”, is one who has spent 10 years as a professor and that is when he/she can earn consolidated pay of N555, 351 and following deductions their net pay comes down to N416, 743 monthly!

In Ugandan public varsities, Assistant Lecturer earns $1,631; Senior lecturer, $2,432; Associate Professor, $3,891 and Professor, $4,054 per month, respectively.

In University of South Africa, a Junior Lecturer earns N10, 453, 326 – N17,427,663; Lecturer, N12,547,744-N20,910,248; Senior Lecturer, N16,272,983 – N27,891,819; Associate Professor, N20,224,232 – N32,564,902) and Professor, N22,325,844 – N37,209,741 per annum.

Does this explain why we can hardly attract any international scholar to our public varsities? Mind you, the mix of international scholars and students is among the items considered in ranking universities internationally. Are you still wondering why South Africa almost always occupies the top spaces in varsity rankings in Africa?

In South Africa, scholars have research votes and funds set aside to support participation in international conferences. For every publication in rated journals, a lecturer in the orange country is incentivised so also is the department and the faculty to which the scholar belongs.

So no one jokes with a productive and NRF-rated scholar in South Africa. They also pay for their scholars to publish in high impact journals to increase citations. In Nigeria, such funds do not exist in practice.

That the University of Ibadan, for instance, still ranks among the best in the world is largely the outcome of the personal sweat of committed scholars in the institution and not because there is any special incentive system in place.

Lecturers are even sometimes forced to take loans to attend international conferences because their institutions shockingly include it as a condition for promotion.

It thus usually feels awkward to tell colleagues from institutions where conference funding is provided that you as a scholar from Nigeria borrowed money to attend a conference.

Such is the character of the parasitic Nigerian system where the knowledge economy is relegated and personal interest is elevated.

While South Africa voted 396 billion Rand to education in 2020, President Buhari’s 2021 budget allocated N691.07 billion to education, representing 6.7percent of the entire budget, a gross shortfall to the UNESCO prescribed minimum of 26 percent.

Unlike the lie of the Minister of State for Education that the bulk of the education budget is used to cater for 10,500 Professors, the N691.07billion is to cater for 28 education parastatals, 37 federal universities, 25 federal polytechnics, 21 federal colleges of education and 104 unity schools! Know your leaders and what to believe from their statements.

The government that cannot fund research also actively frustrates funders from supporting Nigerian researchers with its policies. Rather than releasing funds to researchers promptly, bursars often have to go to Abuja for approval to withdraw.

I am aware of grant funds that are yet to be paid for a year due to the bottlenecks of Treasury Single Account! Interestingly, lecturers with their poor wages now make contributions in order to donate printing papers to run their departments.

No functional internet, dilapidated lecture rooms, laboratories that parade equipment of the 1980s and comatose power supply all of which hinder delivery of qualitative teaching and research.

The ruling class know this and train their children in the global north. At their return, they reserve jobs for them in NNPC, FIRS and Central Bank. For the children of the poor, they are expected to join community policing recruitment exercise of the Inspector General of Police where recruitment will still be hijacked by the same political class. Whichever way, the masses are short-changed.

Only the children of the rich and those in government can go abroad not the children of the masses. Many of the latter write JAMB yearly but the want of space and dilapidated infrastructure as well as insufficient lecturers cannot make UI for instance take more than around 3,000 instead of about 12,000 which is the quota it has.

Is it not sensible to reckon that with improved infrastructure, space for admission will increase and more people will get admitted? IPPIS is a distraction and not the reason ASUU is on strike.

There are two options: support ASUU for the improved conditions of service and revitalisation of public varsities or support government to destroy public universities. The choice is ours!.

Dr Tade from vanguard.

Source : https://www.vanguardngr.com/2021/07/greedy-nigerian-professors-and-their-fat-salaries/

I gazed on in amusement as a professor retired sometime ago in a rather unceremonious manner. I could see his melancholic face as he gave his retirement speech, telling of various tales regarding sufferings he had to endure while on the job as though he's trying to motivate the junior collegeaues. I could see his facial expressions carried the "what next" remark in the evening as the event came to a close. He didn't seem a man happy to be retiring, probably unsure if he'll get his pensions.

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Re: 'Greedy' Nigerian Professors And Their Fat Salaries by Plomo: 1:08pm On Jul 24, 2021
But compared to other universities mentioned, how are their salaries fat?



Modified: I was mobile so I only skimmed through and missed the sarcasm.

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Re: 'Greedy' Nigerian Professors And Their Fat Salaries by Jerryherd: 1:08pm On Jul 24, 2021
As much as I like hon Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, because he is very intelligent... I strongly disagree on this.

Let him convert this petty money to dollars and see what paltry some it is

Professors are the peak of academic career, just like Supreme Court Justice, Brigadier general, President of their various fields and careers

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Re: 'Greedy' Nigerian Professors And Their Fat Salaries by temitope27(m): 3:13pm On Jul 24, 2021
Nigeria professors dey suffer o walahi

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Re: 'Greedy' Nigerian Professors And Their Fat Salaries by Racoon(m): 3:14pm On Jul 24, 2021
Lies and load of shitcrap. The executive and legislative (corrupt NASS) are the major economic burden on this failed nation.Their humongous entitlements, allowances, estacodes etc are just frightening to estimate.

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Re: 'Greedy' Nigerian Professors And Their Fat Salaries by Faller: 3:14pm On Jul 24, 2021
I no like to chook mouth for this kind matter because my papa na Lecturer sef.......

If you think we survived on his salary throughout the years ..... your brain needs formatting....

The truth is since Buhari was able to bypass University and use his NEPA bill as certificate....The value of the Lecturers dropped because the politicians don't hold them in high esteem..... Once you have the proper connect... You're good to go ..You Don't need any professor for that .....Such a shame

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Re: 'Greedy' Nigerian Professors And Their Fat Salaries by GeneralPula: 3:14pm On Jul 24, 2021
Las las nah thief wey dem no catch be honest man..

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Re: 'Greedy' Nigerian Professors And Their Fat Salaries by Chijeep(m): 3:14pm On Jul 24, 2021
They worked for it ever since their childhood so they deserve all the money they're able to acquire.
There's nothing like greed in the line of education.
As long as our politicians who are in the Aso rock are wombering billions while doing nothing.

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Re: 'Greedy' Nigerian Professors And Their Fat Salaries by classicfrank4u(m): 3:14pm On Jul 24, 2021
Is their salary close to anything senators/ministers earn? undecided

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Re: 'Greedy' Nigerian Professors And Their Fat Salaries by AuntLaVIV(f): 3:15pm On Jul 24, 2021
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Re: 'Greedy' Nigerian Professors And Their Fat Salaries by Sonnobax15(m): 3:15pm On Jul 24, 2021
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Re: 'Greedy' Nigerian Professors And Their Fat Salaries by Nobody: 3:15pm On Jul 24, 2021
wetin Carry me come here.. just wasted 6mins to read article wey no get head

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Re: 'Greedy' Nigerian Professors And Their Fat Salaries by Abaman001(m): 3:15pm On Jul 24, 2021
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Re: 'Greedy' Nigerian Professors And Their Fat Salaries by UncleKoboko: 3:16pm On Jul 24, 2021
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Re: 'Greedy' Nigerian Professors And Their Fat Salaries by ogododo: 3:16pm On Jul 24, 2021
Thiwalade:


Dr Tade from vanguard.

Source : https://www.vanguardngr.com/2021/07/greedy-nigerian-professors-and-their-fat-salaries/

I gazed on in amusement as a professor retired sometime ago in a rather unceremonious manner. I could see his melancholic face as he gave his retirement speech, telling of various tales regarding sufferings he had to endure while on the job as though he's trying to motivate the junior collegeaues. I could see his facial expressions carried the "what next" remark in the evening as the event came to a close. He didn't seem a man happy to be retiring, probably unsure if he'll get his pensions.

Fat indeed!

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Re: 'Greedy' Nigerian Professors And Their Fat Salaries by fourboys: 3:16pm On Jul 24, 2021
They are not greedy or corrupt, they are just well paid cool cool cool
Re: 'Greedy' Nigerian Professors And Their Fat Salaries by Sparkle777(f): 3:16pm On Jul 24, 2021
Hold on oo, is that the so called 'fat' salary?? Terrible wicked nation... How much is school fees and rent and food? Will it be enough for a family of 4?
That sum is paltry if looking at our economy.

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Re: 'Greedy' Nigerian Professors And Their Fat Salaries by Fernandezaferna: 3:16pm On Jul 24, 2021
Hmmm
Re: 'Greedy' Nigerian Professors And Their Fat Salaries by Omoluabi1stborn: 3:17pm On Jul 24, 2021
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They make no new research except copying and pasting.

Receiving Fat salaries.

No new discoveries.

Nonsense.

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Re: 'Greedy' Nigerian Professors And Their Fat Salaries by KazikageSama: 3:17pm On Jul 24, 2021
Plomo:
But compared to other universities mentioned, how are their salaries fat?

Don't miss the sarcasm.

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Re: 'Greedy' Nigerian Professors And Their Fat Salaries by Nobody: 3:17pm On Jul 24, 2021
Plomo:
But compared to other universities mentioned, how are their salaries fat?
They were being sarcastic.
That's why it's in quotes. It's what the minister of education said

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Re: 'Greedy' Nigerian Professors And Their Fat Salaries by Enn214(m): 3:17pm On Jul 24, 2021
All fingers aren't equal ..
Before making comparison let's also look at the working condition- are they allowed to run other businesses, & jobs aside their job

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Re: 'Greedy' Nigerian Professors And Their Fat Salaries by Workch: 3:17pm On Jul 24, 2021
The salary is not fat dude. The ministry is insane

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Re: 'Greedy' Nigerian Professors And Their Fat Salaries by Tofax: 3:18pm On Jul 24, 2021
There's nothing fat about their salaries. The salary of a lecturer in Nigeria is peanut when compared to their counterpart in other climes

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