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Re: The Cruelty Of Most School Owners by Deadlytruth(m): 11:40am On Dec 06, 2023
Your most viable options are:
1. As a person who can teach Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics, you are a very hot cake and even though private schools managements in Nigeria are generally mean, there are still few out there that are reasonable enough to appreciate you for these subjects and never play with your occupational welfare. So look out for another school. But it is important that when you are in the process of searching for another school, you don't present yourself as desperately looking for that job as that is usually the foundation of the disdain and ill treatment you will later get from the management.

2. Find a way to be self employed. Going by my own personal experience, I can boldly say that your residing in Lagos is already an advantage in regard to this because Lagos is practically the only city in Nigeria where your skills sell fast especially if you are excellent in those skills.

2.

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Re: The Cruelty Of Most School Owners by Bsmartt(m): 11:40am On Dec 06, 2023
I am very sorry to hear this at @OP. We have been discussing this issue for a while and the unfortunate part is that most of these school owners have bribed the regulators (Ministry of Education and other agencies).
I am waiting for someone to tell me that a particular private school other than the ones in Lekki its environs (3M per term school fee) remitted staff statutory deductions (Pension, PAYE, NHF, HMO, etc.) in the last 12 months.
Funnily, they know how to pray and glorify the Lord in their various religion affiliations.
Like the popular 'Portable' quote, 'Person wey go help you no go stress you'.
It is high time that the Government intervened in the evaluation of the compliance level of these 'evil' proprietors/proprietress to the law of the land.
But are they going to enforce it?

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Re: The Cruelty Of Most School Owners by Cmanforall: 11:47am On Dec 06, 2023
Adebayofficial:
Fellow Nairalanders,

I am writing this article with great pain in my heart. The unethical and abusive culture of the management of the school where I teach is second to none.

After a successful interview and negotiation with verbal promises of benefits on the job, I started this teaching job at a school located at Makoko Area, Yaba in March, 2023 but since then, no benefit has come forth rather the school owner, Mr. ***** negotiate the payment for extra school lesson with parents and paid me a meagre #5000/month.

This is a school where class teachers are not allowed to communicate with parents because of the school owners' dubious nature.

Sometimes in August, I approached the school to complain about the unfavourable work environment, and workload because I was teaching Mathematics and Further Mathematics for seniors, IGCSE Mathematics for seniors and Geography for seniors too but a meeting was scheduled immediately and I was harassed by the school owner who said it openly that "If dem born anybody well, make dem complain" and the school principal even issued a death threat to me saying that "He can slaughter anyone who wants to destroy his works" the anyone referring to me.

The paltry sum of #7,000 was later added to my salary. This is the same school where I spend an average of #1,200 on tfare daily and the school owner was aware of this from the beginning.

Need I say that he pays salary to any staff he likes at any time in the next month. He looks for every little mistake to deduct from the salary and the height of it is that today is the 5th of December, this man paid my colleagues for November, yesterday evening but left me out. I went to the principal's office to find out why this happened and the next thing the director and the principal did was to start investigating the exact colleague who told me about the November payment. Sometimes, it's as bad as trekking all the way from Mushin to Makoko area, Yaba in the morning and after work.

The Director has sacked more than 15 teachers in the past 2 years for no reason at all, even more than 20 teaching and non-teaching staff members had left the job due to his manipulative, greedy and harassing attitude.

I have a full report, ready to be submitted to all relevant authorities concerning the maltreatment of labour going on here.

Please advice me on what to do and kindly help me to get this to every concerned authorities.

These are one of the areas you need NLC and their president to act on, rather than being political
Re: The Cruelty Of Most School Owners by Cmanforall: 11:49am On Dec 06, 2023
AntiTerrorist:
Don't mind those who asked you to reveal the name of the school. This is not the right time to do so.

You are an hot cake but it's unfortunate you have not fully realize your worth.

My advice: endure till the end of the session and find a better school.
He can even make contacts with the parents and start his private lessons

Rich parents won't mind

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Re: The Cruelty Of Most School Owners by Jozilinn: 11:58am On Dec 06, 2023
OKUCHI11:
... the part where you said they will be looking for silly mistakes to deduct from the salary is very true... I taught as a part-time teacher here in DELTA STATE... for the meagre sum of 20 k ... after one month 5000 naira was deducted from my salary... when I inquired about the deduction...she made me to understand that there was a day my class was noisy and I really disciplined the children in a manner she isn't satisfied with... the last straw that broke the camels back was when a parent fought with me... for flogging her child...

instead of the school management to treat the issue in a fair manner... because I disciplined the child on the ground of him insulting me... but the school management said....

"THEY'LL RATHER LOSE A STAFF ... THAN TO LOSE A PARENT i.e customer...


na so I leave the school ooo...


I called them to pay me for the half month that I have worked... na so so story dem begin dey drop...

... TRUTH BE TOLD... ...all these mushroom private schools are really raising another generation of children based on the fact that they are in competition... especially the ones that claim to be churchy...


private school teacher are really suffering... especially those teaching the secondary schools... they'll overburden you with workloads... and they won't pay well... you will be given insults from the management; the parents and the students...

I tire oh I thought it's only me that noticed this trend, they don't value their staffs but parents who don't give a shit about them just because they need students, if you talk na problem... I no fit do pass myself ontop how much wey no reach me but land, the worst part is they don't have manners of approach,they value the staffs that don't do anything and make the children so wayward infact they cover up the evil done by the children... Just to save student whose parents end up running away with their money after failure to pay fees... Teaching in private school is a curse abeg out of 20k the money you expect to take home as salary is either 15k or 13k

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Re: The Cruelty Of Most School Owners by Fearyourcreator: 12:00pm On Dec 06, 2023
soccerlite:


You can teach hot cake subjects maths at both a level too and you stay tied down in one school

Spending 1200 as to

Haba

Your sch boss has hypnotised you, be delivered



Nobody can try that with me... I don't treat my staffs this way ... He should leave na .. instead of complaining mathematics is a very hot subject ...
Re: The Cruelty Of Most School Owners by Fearyourcreator: 12:01pm On Dec 06, 2023
AntiTerrorist:
Don't mind those who asked you to reveal the name of the school. This is not the right time to do so.

You are an hot cake but it's unfortunate you have not fully realize your worth.

My advice: endure till the end of the session and find a better school.
Even January, some schools will love to even keep him , if he goes for micro teaching and he does well ... They will want to keep him at a high cost even...

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Re: The Cruelty Of Most School Owners by naturefellow(m): 12:04pm On Dec 06, 2023
Rubyjade:
You are a coward for not mentioning the nameof the school.
He is not a coward. It is safe practice!

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Re: The Cruelty Of Most School Owners by naturefellow(m): 12:08pm On Dec 06, 2023
soccerlite:


You can teach hot cake subjects maths at both a level too and you stay tied down in one school

Spending 1200 as to

Haba

Your sch boss has hypnotised you, be delivered
he is self-aware enough to make a post about his ordeal with his abusive employer. He is not hypnotised. Y'all should learn to be constructive.

Think before you speak. Be as smart as your phone!

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Re: The Cruelty Of Most School Owners by naturefellow(m): 12:11pm On Dec 06, 2023
RepoMan007:
My empathy changed into anger towards the OP at some point. Teaching is not the only job out there. Be self employed.
easier said than done. Besides, not everyone is born to be an entrepreneur.
Re: The Cruelty Of Most School Owners by RepoMan007: 12:14pm On Dec 06, 2023
naturefellow:
easier said than done. Besides, not everyone is born to be an entrepreneur.
some are borne slaves I guess.
Re: The Cruelty Of Most School Owners by Nicenixon: 12:14pm On Dec 06, 2023
nedekid:

It is not always advisable to leave without notice or leave with obvious grievance. What if tomorrow, for what ever reason, he needs references, or his past place of work needs verification?
That is why it is important to collect employment letter no matter how small where you're working is.

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Re: The Cruelty Of Most School Owners by naturefellow(m): 12:17pm On Dec 06, 2023
RepoMan007:
some are borne slaves I guess.
Bad guess. Entrepreneur, or Employee. Or both.
Whatever the case, no one should settle for exploitation or an abusive work environment.
Re: The Cruelty Of Most School Owners by bigpicture001: 12:44pm On Dec 06, 2023
in all he never said his wage..not even once

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Re: The Cruelty Of Most School Owners by nedekid: 12:45pm On Dec 06, 2023
Nicenixon:
That is why it is important to collect employment letter no matter how small where you're working is.
Exactly.
Unfortunately, most small one man businesses will be reluctant to give it.
Re: The Cruelty Of Most School Owners by Wizuman: 12:47pm On Dec 06, 2023
soccerlite:


You can teach hot cake subjects maths at both a level too and you stay tied down in one school

Spending 1200 as to

Haba

Your sch boss has hypnotised you, be delivered

Some of those schools are owned by fetishism folks. How can a young man be that sound and still gets tied down with such meagre? No b juju b that?



Re: The Cruelty Of Most School Owners by kinah(f): 12:47pm On Dec 06, 2023
AKWATGOLD1:
Notify Ministry of Education.


It is a private school
There is NOTHING Ministry of Education can do about it.

At most they would write the school or advice the mgt on what to do. But at the end it is the teachers that would suffer for it.
Re: The Cruelty Of Most School Owners by Wizuman: 12:48pm On Dec 06, 2023
Go for deliverance bro...


Dem don use otomokpo tie u down
Re: The Cruelty Of Most School Owners by zoghys: 12:55pm On Dec 06, 2023
Adebayofficial:
Fellow Nairalanders,

I am writing this article with great pain in my heart. The unethical and abusive culture of the management of the school where I teach is second to none.

After a successful interview and negotiation with verbal promises of benefits on the job, I started this teaching job at a school located at Makoko Area, Yaba in March, 2023 but since then, no benefit has come forth rather the school owner, Mr. ***** negotiate the payment for extra school lesson with parents and paid me a meagre #5000/month.

This is a school where class teachers are not allowed to communicate with parents because of the school owners' dubious nature.

Sometimes in August, I approached the school to complain about the unfavourable work environment, and workload because I was teaching Mathematics and Further Mathematics for seniors, IGCSE Mathematics for seniors and Geography for seniors too but a meeting was scheduled immediately and I was harassed by the school owner who said it openly that "If dem born anybody well, make dem complain" and the school principal even issued a death threat to me saying that "He can slaughter anyone who wants to destroy his works" the anyone referring to me.

The paltry sum of #7,000 was later added to my salary. This is the same school where I spend an average of #1,200 on tfare daily and the school owner was aware of this from the beginning.

Need I say that he pays salary to any staff he likes at any time in the next month. He looks for every little mistake to deduct from the salary and the height of it is that today is the 5th of December, this man paid my colleagues for November, yesterday evening but left me out. I went to the principal's office to find out why this happened and the next thing the director and the principal did was to start investigating the exact colleague who told me about the November payment. Sometimes, it's as bad as trekking all the way from Mushin to Makoko area, Yaba in the morning and after work.

The Director has sacked more than 15 teachers in the past 2 years for no reason at all, even more than 20 teaching and non-teaching staff members had left the job due to his manipulative, greedy and harassing attitude.

I have a full report, ready to be submitted to all relevant authorities concerning the maltreatment of labour going on here.

Please advice me on what to do and kindly help me to get this to every concerned authorities.

You know the right thing to do, proceed don't ask for permission.
Re: The Cruelty Of Most School Owners by PrinceGallant: 12:55pm On Dec 06, 2023
You are not being honest, you need to tell us your actual salary if you cannot mention the name of the school. But to be honest with you, there is nothing you can do, the good thing for yourself is to leave the job, and I sincerely advise you to do.

Working for someone who you do not like or you consider that he is mean to you is unhealthy for you. It causes you to become devil as you are revengeful and seek for downfall of your boss. Your bitterness cannot take you forward, so you better leave and give yourself peace of mind.

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Re: The Cruelty Of Most School Owners by kinah(f): 12:58pm On Dec 06, 2023
Bro I feel your pain o

But all these school owners, proprietor/proprietress, school directors are slave drivers even mission owned ones.

I that is still in the profession is doing it for the joy I derive in teaching. This is the only profession that is least paid. And the insults one get from parents, colleagues, learners, bosses no be here

No body to regulate laws
NUT is only concerned about the public schools alone.

If you are moving from one school to another
It is not good for your CV. Telling from a sister's experience.

To the glory of God, I know who I am and what I stand for. I don't take cheat from anyone.
Re: The Cruelty Of Most School Owners by valentineuwakwe(m): 1:01pm On Dec 06, 2023
Private schools and their selfish owners killed the Nigerian school system

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Re: The Cruelty Of Most School Owners by bigiyaro(m): 1:01pm On Dec 06, 2023
soccerlite:


You can teach hot cake subjects maths at both a level too and you stay tied down in one school

Spending 1200 as to

Haba

Your sch boss has hypnotised you, be delivered



no mind the man, shey Dem bolt his di*k to the school ground.

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Re: The Cruelty Of Most School Owners by Nwanna2588: 1:02pm On Dec 06, 2023
Teaching in certain private schools has become a source of frustration for educators, with underlying issues exacerbating the situation. A particularly alarming concern is the prevalence of exam malpractice orchestrated by some unscrupulous proprietors. This unethical practice not only compromises the integrity of education but is also a means for these proprietors to justify exorbitant school fees charged to parents.



However, the challenges extend beyond exam malpractice. Some proprietors fail to recognize the dedication and hard work of teachers, evident in their refusal to compensate during holidays. Such practices not only contribute to financial insecurity for educators but also create an environment where the passion for teaching is overshadowed by discontent and dissatisfaction.

In light of these issues, a collective call for reform within the private education sector becomes imperative. It is crucial for stakeholders, including educators, parents, and regulatory bodies, to advocate for ethical practices, transparency, and a genuine commitment to providing quality education. Proprietors must be held accountable for their actions, ensuring that the primary focus remains on fostering an environment conducive to learning and personal growth.

In conclusion, the challenges faced by educators in certain private schools highlight the need for comprehensive reform in the sector. Examining and rectifying unethical practices, fostering a commitment to education over financial gain, and advocating for the well-being of teachers are crucial steps in ensuring the integrity and quality of private school education. It is a collective responsibility to pave the way for an educational landscape that prioritizes learning, integrity, and the holistic development of students.

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Re: The Cruelty Of Most School Owners by lynx200(m): 1:04pm On Dec 06, 2023
To tell the truth, many of us in this situation are the enables. You spend N1200 daily, that's around N26,500 monthly.

Why enter a venture where you're not gaining? And with people who don't even respect you. How much is left after transportation?

It's as good as being unemployed. At least, those who are unemployed can find a profitable task that will pay for their time.

I will advice that you leave. This is slavery. Respect yourself enough not to take this. If there weren't people willing to go through this, no employer will do this to their staff.

Since you teach maths, use social media to market yourself as one. Take a menial job for the meantime if need be. Focus on advertising yourself to the right people as a lesson teacher.

Research the rates people are willing to pay per day. There are teachers who do this in this country and live well off their efforts.

You have an extraordinary skill, teaching mathematics. Take advantage of this. Make a plan to set yourself up for success. It won't be easy but it would be worth it.

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Re: The Cruelty Of Most School Owners by Adebayofficial(m): 1:11pm On Dec 06, 2023
We4all:
The school pays on the 5th or even 7th of the next month. The owner pays anytime he feels like in the next month.
Re: The Cruelty Of Most School Owners by Cubalabloo(m): 1:12pm On Dec 06, 2023
Adebayofficial:
Fellow Nairalanders,

I am writing this article with great pain in my heart. The unethical and abusive culture of the management of the school where I teach is second to none.

After a successful interview and negotiation with verbal promises of benefits on the job, I started this teaching job at a school located at Makoko Area, Yaba in March, 2023 but since then, no benefit has come forth rather the school owner, Mr. ***** negotiate the payment for extra school lesson with parents and paid me a meagre #5000/month.

This is a school where class teachers are not allowed to communicate with parents because of the school owners' dubious nature.

Sometimes in August, I approached the school to complain about the unfavourable work environment, and workload because I was teaching Mathematics and Further Mathematics for seniors, IGCSE Mathematics for seniors and Geography for seniors too but a meeting was scheduled immediately and I was harassed by the school owner who said it openly that "If dem born anybody well, make dem complain" and the school principal even issued a death threat to me saying that "He can slaughter anyone who wants to destroy his works" the anyone referring to me.

The paltry sum of #7,000 was later added to my salary. This is the same school where I spend an average of #1,200 on tfare daily and the school owner was aware of this from the beginning.

Need I say that he pays salary to any staff he likes at any time in the next month. He looks for every little mistake to deduct from the salary and the height of it is that today is the 5th of December, this man paid my colleagues for November, yesterday evening but left me out. I went to the principal's office to find out why this happened and the next thing the director and the principal did was to start investigating the exact colleague who told me about the November payment. Sometimes, it's as bad as trekking all the way from Mushin to Makoko area, Yaba in the morning and after work.

The Director has sacked more than 15 teachers in the past 2 years for no reason at all, even more than 20 teaching and non-teaching staff members had left the job due to his manipulative, greedy and harassing attitude.

I have a full report, ready to be submitted to all relevant authorities concerning the maltreatment of labour going on here.

Please advice me on what to do and kindly help me to get this to every concerned authorities.


Most of this idiots feel they are on top of the world for just being a proprietor. I happen to have a similar experience in my own place of work. I have already written my resignation letter. Once I collect my December pay, the idiot is out of my sight.

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Re: The Cruelty Of Most School Owners by Cubalabloo(m): 1:13pm On Dec 06, 2023
[quote author=Adebayofficial post=127345663][/quote]this is not the worst pay day, as compared to others.
Re: The Cruelty Of Most School Owners by Adebayofficial(m): 1:15pm On Dec 06, 2023
lynx200:
To tell the truth, many of us in this situation are the enables. You spend N1200 daily, that's around N26,500 monthly.

Why enter a venture where you're not gaining? And with people who don't even respect you. How much is left after transportation?

It's as good as being unemployed. At least, those who are unemployed can find a profitable task that will pay for their time.

I will advice that you leave. This is slavery. Respect yourself enough not to take this. If there weren't people willing to go through this, no employer will do this to their staff.

Since you teach maths, use social media to market yourself as one. Take a menial job for the meantime if need be. Focus on advertising yourself to the right people as a lesson teacher.

Research the rates people are willing to pay per day. There are teachers who do this in this country and live well off their efforts.

You have an extraordinary skill, teaching mathematics. Take advantage of this. Make a plan to set yourself up for success. It won't be easy but it would be worth it.

I didn't do mathematics education in the university but I have a B.Sc in Envt Mgt. & Toxicology with more than 6 years experience in teaching mathematics, further mathematics and IGCSE maths.
Re: The Cruelty Of Most School Owners by lynx200(m): 1:20pm On Dec 06, 2023
Adebayofficial:


I didn't do mathematics education in the university but I have a B.Sc in Envt Mgt. & Toxicology with more than 6 years experience in teaching mathematics, further mathematics and IGCSE maths.

Forget the certificate, it's the experience that counts. When you can prove that you know what you're teaching and you market yourself properly, many parents will contact you.

As far as I am concerned, you are much better than a graduate who studied mathematics education since you've practicing for 6 years. Just believe in yourself.

Find a way to demonstrate yourself by teaching some students free for a month. If you prove yourself, their parents will pay you. Do you know how many people complain about how bad their children are in mathematics?

Leave this site and look for those complaints. Then find a way to contact them and offer your services. Forget the certificate. Prove you have the knowledge. It won't be easy, that I know. But it will be worth it on the long run.
Re: The Cruelty Of Most School Owners by afesco: 1:21pm On Dec 06, 2023
ComeToJesus:
Those subjects you teach, there's a middle east country i know, you get paid 45k/hour(naira equivalent) and you take 1.5 hours once a week in private tutorials(home service)

Think outside the box. Naija is the hell you read about.
.
How can one get it? I can teach Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry, Physics n English Language.

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