Will you lecture in a public University in Nigeria? Why and why not?

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Will you lecture in a public University in Nigeria? Why and why not?

Yesterday while I was taking a glance on Nairaland front page, a thread immediately captured my eyes. I clicked on the link with the intention to get more insight on the Salary Scale of Lecturers in Nigerian Universities. If you have not seen the post you can go ahead and read it here

 

The salary structure was well detailed and categorised for Academic and non-academic staff of universities. I was more interested in academic staff most especially Lecturers.

 

The reference thread stated that

Lecturer I CONUASS 4 in Nigerian public universities earns between N2,079,996 – N2,684,010.00 per annum which is equivalent to 173,333 – 223,667

 

Lecturer II CONUASS 3 in Nigerian public universities earns between N1,649,509 – N1,979,640.00 per annum which is equivalent to 137,459 – 164,959

 

Although to the best of my knowledge I think that this is a basic salary and by the time other allowances must have been added, it will be times one and half of the stated amounts.

 

But do you think that it is good enough to take this job with this pay check?

Wait oo, before you answer yes or no I want to draw your attention on what you will possibly earn if you choose to work with a Federal ministry or parastatal. From the information I gathered, I realized at a graduate entry level position (Level 8) you will earn between 50,000 – 90,000 Naira as basic salary in Federal ministries, Government agencies and Parastatals.

 

The difference depends on where you work. Revenue generating ministries pay more than non-revenue generating ministries. If you like you can read more about entry level salary structure in Nigeria here

 

On the negative side, most people will chose to lecture because of many opportunities some lecturers have in their arsenal to milk student dry.

 

Let’s imagine, we live in an idea society and lecturer work for the salary? Will you still choose this job?

 

Please kindly share your opinion or choice with us.