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Is This Proper In A Private School Settings? by tuzle(m): 11:24pm On Apr 30
I was discussing with a friend of mine who is a teacher in a private school. I jokingly told him that as par there will be a public holiday tomorrow, that he would have a day rest when work hasn't started yet. That was how he told me that the school asked them to come around tomorrow, that they will be going for publication to distribute fliers around the environment.

Now my problem with this is that this particular school each arm has A to E (for example jss1 A to E) and they have more than 30 students in each class. So I was wondering why they are now troubling their teachers for something that isn't in their job description.

Like why can't the owner employ people to help him do the publication or go to radio or tv station for advert and the fact the teachers won't be paid for what they are doing as it is counter by the owner as part of their work. Is this behavior proper because it kinds of sounds annoying to me working in the sun on a public holiday just because of the owners selfish interest.

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Re: Is This Proper In A Private School Settings? by immortalcrown(m): 11:30pm On Apr 30
What the school is doing is wrong.

But when you are in Rome, be a Roman. Your friend chose a school that has an exploitative management. Your friend should comply or resign.

Most of us help to create the avenue for our exploitation. Those who accept to work in badly-structured organisations are part of the problem. The school didn't force the friend to work in the school. If you willingly accept to work in such an organisation, don't complain.

There is something called unhealthy competition. Job hunters in Nigeria do it a lot. They see an organisation that has a bad management. They rush to work for the organisation and later complain. Their rush and the desperation they show even make those organisations to feel like gods. That's why those organisations don't even pay well because they know that many are desperate to take the jobs.

I know that life is hard. But if you make up your mind to accept a job in a bad organisation, also make up your mind to bear the consequences.

I am an orphan. My parents died poor. Nothing like inherited wealth for me. I lost interest in state universities and state Polytechnics because they are more corrupt than private and federal schools. I suffered for 10 years before I got an opportunity to attend a good university. But during the 10 years, many people around me complained about what they were facing in state schools. Each time I reminded them that they knew the school system before they accepted the school, they claimed I was very privileged. A few of them that know my background could not make the same claim, but they simply said, "Not everybody thinks like you".

I graduated last year. I am still searching for a job. But I have rejected 3 jobs because of the structures of those organisations and for the fact that they don't pay well. Some people claim I have pride. Those are the type of People that will accept the jobs, complain about the poor salary and the bad management. Yet, they will attack me when I blame them for accepting the job. This is also the mentality many of you use in marriages. You choose an incompatible partner or marry when you are not ready. You do this because of societal pressure. Then, you complain in the marriage.

If you don't want to frustrate yourself, be patient in life. After my secondary school, I waited for 10 years before I could get admission to a university. But I entered and graduated from a good university that has at least upgraded my life in terms of knowledge. I graduated last year. Because of that university, I got my passport and have visited a few African countries. If I had attended those public schools and complained like you people, I would have graduated many years ago. But I doubt if I could have travelled out of Nigeria by now.

Those who came up with the proverb that a patient dog eats the fatest bone are right. I attended a very poor public primary school. I attended a very bad public secondary school, where teachers hardly entered classes. If you check my history on this forum, you may come across a comment where I stated that the three senior classes in the secondary school I attended had only one Maths teacher who entered my class only four times in 3 years. The teacher entered my class twice in my SS1, once in my SS2 and once in my SS3.

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Re: Is This Proper In A Private School Settings? by MrBrownJay1(m): 12:03am On May 01
if you accept to be exploited by your employer, then why wont that same yeye employer treat you like a slave? next they will ask him to come and deep clean the school on weekends, right?

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Re: Is This Proper In A Private School Settings? by Tallesty1(m): 1:34am On May 01
Workers play a part in workplace exploitation too. It is why I don't pity them sometimes.

Think about it: you won't get a 10k per month salary if you didn't accept a 10k per month job.
In Nigeria, someone will get hired as a security guard, first day at work, he will be asked to wash cars and he'll do it without complaint. The day after, he will be told to trim flowers, soon he will be doing that for everyone there, thereby taking away job opportunities from car washers and gardeners. But when he complains about his boss being unfair, he will forget he is part of the problem too. He is the reason a gardener somewhere is jobless.

Nobody will use anybody if we all stick to what our job entails, but no, you wan prove say you dey hardworking pass Esau

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Re: Is This Proper In A Private School Settings? by Tokskob2008: 1:56am On May 01
Lol.... sharing fliers is even small, some of those evil school owners will even expect their teachers to come clean their houses for them during the weekends.
Check very well, in most private schools you will notice there's one teacher or staff who is being used as errand maid.

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Re: Is This Proper In A Private School Settings? by MaziObinnaokija: 2:07am On May 01
cool it is part of their job.Advertise your school. Nobody can do it better than the staff

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Re: Is This Proper In A Private School Settings? by papyjaypaul: 4:22am On May 01
For you to know, check the contract signed by both your friend, you and the school. If there is no contract, ask your lawyer.
Re: Is This Proper In A Private School Settings? by mytime24(f): 6:42am On May 01
Yet their salary na peanut 🥜

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Re: Is This Proper In A Private School Settings? by ravensckar(m): 7:16am On May 01
My wife once taught in a school where they ask them to come on Saturdays for 'prayer'. I was like wtf? The school owner was a pastor or something. She kukuma didn't argue with them, she did it only for one month, collected her salary and JAPA. It was part of what motivated her to open her own shop and never worked for anybody again. cheesy cheesy

In Nigeria, most bosses are callous and exploitative. They always think of ways to overwork their employees. I think it has something to do with their personality. If you're ever opportuned to work for someone who schooled abroad, you'll hate Nigerian bosses. cheesy cheesy

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Re: Is This Proper In A Private School Settings? by Jubrilv(m): 9:39am On May 01
If you are not okay with it tell your Dad to Build school for you so you can act anyhow you like

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Re: Is This Proper In A Private School Settings? by tctrills: 9:40am On May 01
immortalcrown:
What the school is doing is wrong.

But when you are in Rome, be a Roman. Your friend chose a school that has an exploitative management. Your friend should comply or resign.
His friend is not the problem. We need structures to protect workers and to reduce exploitation. That's what's lacking.

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Re: Is This Proper In A Private School Settings? by Tonididdyx: 9:42am On May 01
Lol
Re: Is This Proper In A Private School Settings? by MaziObinnaokija: 9:42am On May 01
sad
Re: Is This Proper In A Private School Settings? by Callosobruchus(m): 9:43am On May 01
Improper if they're not been paid, proper if any teacher agrees to do the job willingly with an overtime pay.In this case it is improper.

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Re: Is This Proper In A Private School Settings? by Mamapikinnimi(m): 9:43am On May 01
A result of lack of job for youths

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Re: Is This Proper In A Private School Settings? by spencekat(m): 9:43am On May 01
Most private primary/secondary schools in Nigeria over exploit their teachers.

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Re: Is This Proper In A Private School Settings? by greenermodels: 9:44am On May 01
During the corona lockdown,a certain school requires it's staff to come to school on daily basis and often fix classroom cleaning and grass cutting for them, they were probably afraid that the staffs might use the time to train themselves for better jobs so they make sure that they're always in school, private schools are slave camps. In Anambra state, the state governor is forcing newly recruited teachers to sign a bond to work for the state for a minimum of ten years or repay back previous one year salary if they choose to resign, starting salary is 45-50k, too many horrible stories yet we wonder why our educational system is on the decline. Nigeria needs applicable labour laws, school proprietors now threaten to arrest teachers that left on short notice to take up better jobs, they request minimum of three months notice yet they don't give such notice before sacking teachers.

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Re: Is This Proper In A Private School Settings? by DatNaijaGuy: 9:44am On May 01
Unemployed graduates should always think outside the box to avoided being exploited.
Learn a good marketable skill if you are finding it hard to get a good job.

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Re: Is This Proper In A Private School Settings? by GloriousGbola: 9:44am On May 01
Tallesty1:
Workers play a part in workplace exploitation too. It is why I don't pity them sometimes.

Think about it: you won't get a 10k per month salary if you didn't accept a 10k per month job.
In Nigeria, someone will get hired as a security guard, first day at work, he will be asked to wash cars and he'll do it without complaint. The day after, he will be told to trim flowers, soon he will be doing that for everyone there, thereby taking away job opportunities from car washers and gardeners. But when he complains about his boss being unfair, he will forget he is part of the problem too. He is the reason a gardener somewhere is jobless.

Nobody will use anybody if we all stick to what our job entails, but no, you wan prove say you dey hardworking pass Esau

It is more than that. There are too few jobs and too many people chasing them. You say you no dey do, they will find someone who will, especially if they are not interested in standards like that.

Knowing your worth only works in a properly structured environment. Your average naija Jaga Jaga environment they will ditch you and move on to a lower tier that will eat their shit with both hands

It is also why foreigners are preferred in the west. Coming from poverty and struggle gives you a hard work ethic and an indifference to work place toxicity. You are there to make money first and foremost. Rights can come later, if at all.

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Re: Is This Proper In A Private School Settings? by NinjaMetahuman: 9:44am On May 01
How do you know it's not part of their job description?

Did you see the contract they signed before they join the school?
People hardly read terms of service before they do anything.
If it's not part of their TOS before joining the organization, they can sue if they want to sack them for not doing what is not part of their job description..



Anyways, technical jargons aside, it's not right to allow teachers to also be the ones doing that. But they don't have a choice because no job in naija.

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Re: Is This Proper In A Private School Settings? by wellmax(m): 9:45am On May 01
I remember during my service year. This school has a boarding facility but only for girls as they are the majority in the school. School offered me accommodation, I was happy only to be told that I will house the only male student whose father insist he must be in boarding house like his sisters.

So my job will go beyond teaching to nursing a little boy. I quickly rejected the accommodation and chosed rather to travel every day.

Reject what you cannot not accept.

Don’t start what you will not continue.

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Re: Is This Proper In A Private School Settings? by superCleanworks(m): 9:45am On May 01
Tallesty1:
Workers play a part in workplace exploitation too. It is why I don't pity them sometimes.

Think about it: you won't get a 10k per month salary if you didn't accept a 10k per month job.

I stopped reading at this point. What you said is the Total truth. Nigerians easily open their mouth to be fed all manners of rubbish.

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Re: Is This Proper In A Private School Settings? by Shimran(m): 9:45am On May 01
As stated above, some of us create avenue for these exploitation.

Take bold step, don't go, confront the school management should they query your absences. But mind you, action has consequences.

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Re: Is This Proper In A Private School Settings? by Offpoint1: 9:46am On May 01
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Re: Is This Proper In A Private School Settings? by jiz: 9:46am On May 01
OP what do you expect in Private schools, they prioritize profits over people
Re: Is This Proper In A Private School Settings? by Vinzato: 9:47am On May 01
That's Nigeria for you
Re: Is This Proper In A Private School Settings? by jiz: 9:47am On May 01
Exactly.....
wellmax:
I remember during my service year. This school has a boarding facility but only for girls as they are the majority in the school. School offered me accommodation, I was happy only to be told that I will house the only male student whose father insist he must be in boarding house like his sisters.

So my job will go beyond teaching to nursing a little boy. I quickly rejected the accommodation and chosed rather to travel every day.

Reject what you cannot not accept.

Don’t start what you will not continue.
Re: Is This Proper In A Private School Settings? by Tonididdyx: 9:48am On May 01
Tallesty1:
Workers play a part in workplace exploitation too. It is why I don't pity them sometimes.

Think about it: you won't get a 10k per month salary if you didn't accept a 10k per month job.
In Nigeria, someone will get hired as a security guard, first day at work, he will be asked to wash cars and he'll do it without complaint. The day after, he will be told to trim flowers, soon he will be doing that for everyone there, thereby taking away job opportunities from car washers and gardeners. But when he complains about his boss being unfair, he will forget he is part of the problem too. He is the reason a gardener somewhere is jobless.

Nobody will use anybody if we all stick to what our job entails, but no, you wan prove say you dey hardworking pass Esau

Problem is there are 1001 persons ready to do all that job for even lesser pay

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Re: Is This Proper In A Private School Settings? by Lanretoye(m): 9:48am On May 01
If you are not self employed then you should expect anything,I remember in my job description those years where after listing my duties and responsibilities the still write “and any other job that may be assigned to you”
The best thing is to start thinking about how to put the effort you are contributing on another man’s job in investing on your own venture.

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Re: Is This Proper In A Private School Settings? by jiz: 9:48am On May 01
They enslave you to maximize profits
spencekat:
Most private primary/secondary schools in Nigeria over exploit their teachers.
Re: Is This Proper In A Private School Settings? by GreatVocalist: 9:48am On May 01
This is a bit acceptable. On one of the teachers' platform on Facebook, a member said his proprietress mandated all the teachers to attend her church.

It's crazy how some employers behave like they own their employees and can make them do whatever they want. Cases like this are prevalent in this country.

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Re: Is This Proper In A Private School Settings? by sonofsteven: 9:48am On May 01
tuzle:
I was discussing with a friend of mine who is a teacher in a private school. I jokingly told him that as par there will be a public holiday tomorrow, that he would have a day rest when work hasn't started yet. That was how he told me that the school asked them to come around tomorrow, that they will be going for publication to distribute fliers around the environment.

Now my problem with this is that this particular school each arm has A to E (for example jss1 A to E) and they have more than 30 students in each class. So I was wondering why they are now troubling their teachers for something that isn't in their job description.

Like why can't the owner employ people to help him do the publication or go to radio or tv station for advert and the fact the teachers won't be paid for what they are doing as it is counter by the owner as part of their work. Is this behavior proper because it kinds of sounds annoying to me working in the sun on a public holiday just because of the owners selfish interest.

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My brother

The employer get right to ask you to do another work

It's just what you see in being employed

As long as it's a job, it's practiced in every country

Your employer has right to ask you to do anything as long as you are still working for him or her

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