The United Kingdom has enticed Nigerian teachers who are interested in migrating starting from February 2023 with at least £28,000 salary yearly.
The data on the website of the UK government (www.gov.uk), noted that the salary of non-UK citizens who want to teach in the UK would depend on qualifications and the region in which the teacher is applying to teach in.
Recall that the UK in early December listed Nigeria and some African countries as eligible candidates who can apply for qualified teacher status through the Teaching Regulation Agency in the United Kingdom, from February 2023.
Other countries listed include Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Singapore, South Africa, Ukraine and Zimbabwe.
The applicants do not even necessarily require initial teaching qualifications as the country offers a training programme for potential migrants.
According to Punch, in the data for the remunerations, the UK noted, “All qualified teachers will have a starting salary of at least £28,000. This will be higher for teachers working in London. Your school will have their own pay scales for qualified teachers. Pay increases will always be linked to performance, not length of service, and will be reviewed every year.”
Giving a further breakdown on the pay scale per location, the UK stated that teachers in England excluding London would earn a minimum of £28,000 and a maximum of £38,810; for inner London, beneficiary teachers will attract a sum of £34,502 as minimum pay with £44,756 as maximum pay.
The UK government further stated, “If you can demonstrate excellence against all of the teacher standards, you can be put into the upper pay range for teachers. This is for teachers who make a sustained and substantial contribution to their school.”