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How Much Do International Schools In Nigeria Pay?

Hi all,

Can anybody give me an idea of how much the international schools in Nigeria pays, schools such as British International School. I have just been offered an appointment as the head of English Dept in one of the International schools in Nigeria and I have a meeting to negotiate the contract next week. As I am in the U.K, I will like to have an idea of what they will be paying so that I can negotiate fairly.

Hope somebody out there has an idea.

Thanks all.

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how much does grange school ikeja pay teachers?

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Lmfao, even the poster ran away. I totally support Tayo-D, poster's English is just plane awful, I know so many English first degree holders and they don't mess with English, always speaking simple and correct English.

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Hi,

Can anyone tell me the compensation/salary structure of school teachers in Nigeria? I need to know all the components and their calculation please..

Regards

Nikhat

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hundreds of thousands

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U see na we dey kill ourself, wetin concern black man with English, English no be my mother tongue ohhhh , I be original nwa afor , e na ahota , Oyinbo self wey get the English no even sabi speak am , all they want is understanding and not how u place de useless grammars and vocab, na wetin dem use carry our us go be that and we still dey fall for am, English is just a lingua franca and not our mother-tongue, if u reach middle east Dem no send English and dem no even wan learn am , only few ppl dey speak English there,

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£2000 a month!!!!!!!!!! No be lies! even in this 'briton's' country, they wont pay £2000 a month! and which discomfort and insecurity?if it was really so bad, dont be decieved, all the other foreigners would have cut out of the country since.stop selling yourselves short abeg. I have no idea if any international school pays 500k per month,na im be say the likes of mobil,LnG and BG group should not be making mouth about their salary scheme now.see me see trouble o

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I suppose the oonly good thing that has come out of this argument, is the fact that we do have some brilliant nigerians

If only they will apply themselves constructively

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@ daviddylan

Only quickly because I'm already bored with this. To rebut your 'corrections'

1. The word English is always capitalized because it's a proper noun. Look it up

2. Sentence construction is usually: subject. verb. object. 'That's all.' is thus a grammatically correct sentence as was my previous statement. Sure it's colloquial and more of a phrase than a sentence and I wouldn't write it in a dissertation, but for this purpose, it's more than adequate.

I do agree that this is a mountain out of a molehill so this is the last I'm posting on this

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Tayo-d,  like I said,  The only thing more appalling than your arrogance is the conviction with which you defend it. Several times you have suggested that the poster needs to "justify" herself. Justify what? Is this some type of tribunal? People now have to answer to you because you are some kind of authority?

So what the poster can't even speak a word of English, she applied for a job, she got it. If you really have a problem it should be directed at the people that hired her. Since when was getting a job a crime? She did not come here to seek your approval, she came here to ask a question.

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Tayo-D, its primarily used in British English and is not common with Americans which is why many of you thought it was wrong. The OP lives in England, that might explain why she used it.

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@davidylan,

Thanks for the link. At least I've learnt one thing today. I have always considered the phrase 'you lot' to be bad english. I'm surprised it is considered good.

To be sure, I checked webster online, and it refrained form using that phrase as well.

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In all honesty, I only found one error in the original post but then again, I am not English sage and I'm in no position to make sardonic statements on the OP's original inquiry.

However, I think it is also valid that some people have raised concerns over the OP's use of English. If she plans to teach children garbage, why should anyone help in allocating a correct "price" for the garbage?

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Link - http://www.learnersdictionary.com/search/lot

More usage for "you lot" -

1. [url=http://www.hps.com/~tpg/ukdict/index.php?file=ukdict-8]United Kingdom English for the American Novice[/url]

- YOU LOT n. 1. You. This phrase is used exactly as y'all is used in the South. As in, "If YOU LOT think I'm going to wait till you come back from the PUB, you're DAFT."

2. Handbook of word and grammar patterns

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@Davidylan,

Do us a favour. Where is the link?

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I already did.

sigh. I DID NOT CONSTRUCT THE SENTENCE. I copied VERBATIM from the websters dictionary . . . see again -

4 informal a [count] chiefly Brit : all the members of a group of people —usually singular ▪ Do you know the lot [=bunch, crowd] that hang around the arcade? ▪ That lot will never amount to anything! They're a thoroughly bad lot. ▪ Pipe down, the (whole) lot of you. = Pipe down, you lot. ◊In British English, a person who is not liked is sometimes described as a bad lot. ▪ He may be a bit wild, but he's not a bad lot once you get to know him. b the lot : all the things of a group ▪ They sell tuxedos, business suits, casual wear…the lot. ▪ This one's the best of the lot.

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Tayo-D what is in this for you? What are you out to prove because i honestly strain to find anything of note in your posts.

She made 3 posts here . . . (bar the topic) only ONCE did she pluralise a word wrongly and you've been complaining for the last 3 pages?

Out of respect for you . . . i refrain from using the appropriate language to describe this frankly ignorant point above.

I DID NOT FORCE the use of the phrase into the dictionary meaning, i copied the entire meaning from the online Websters dictionary VERBATIM without changing anything. All i did was highlight the important points i thought you shld note. It is interesting that it is YOU who is FORCING your own flatly wrong interpretation into the dictionary . . . the Websters DID NOT include "(whole)" in their interpretation . . . speaks volumes dude.

The way it is used in the dictionary is EXACTLY the way i interpreted it . . . a different meaning for "lot" - all the members of a group of people

Another dictionary here defines it informally as - a number of persons or things regarded as a group

Pipe down, you lot - CORRECT!

Pipe down, the (whole) lot of you - Also CORRECT! "Whole" here being used as an adjective.

Get a dictionary and read before accusing someone else of grammatical errors.

It is dude . . . its ok to say you dont know.

I repeat - you dont know. Meet can be used as a verb and as a noun . . . why you all are crying that she used it wrongly is simply because you DONT KNOW that it has a meaning as a noun . . . you all simply assumed it was used as a verb and crucified her.

Where did she make all these catalogue of errors? From 3 posts of less than 300 words?

you're trying way too hard to justify pointless points too . . . i had to ask for specifics because i know quite a lot of self righteous hypocrites were simply jumping on the bandwagon without understanding why they were complaining. Even you are still huffing and puffing over those "specifics".

If we start categorising everyone on this forum by how well they speak or write english language then i'd wager 90% are illiterate.

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@BigBro,

However, for those who can't think for themselves and attack my person, I have and will always put them in their place. I will not waste my time responding to their vituperation, but I will surely let them know what I think of them as I have done to two of them so far.

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@Krayola,

If you had any form of respect for your parents and children (if you have any), you wouldn't be quick to refer to other people's families online. The natural reaction is for me to respond to your tirade by sending you home with insults to your parents as well.  I may have no respect for you, but I'll extend some courtesy to your parents. I will show the descency you lack by not descending to the level of dogs like you.

There you go.  You've suceeded in taking up 60 secs of my time.  I'm sure you know it is 60 seconds more than you deserve.

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@Davidylan,

See I understand your point, but you canl clearly see that you are trying too hard to justify her. You've looked at what could be her intentions and ignore what she actually did. I hated having to be specific. I've tried to avoid it until you insisted on specifics.

I hope my general point will not be lost in this. The minister of education in Kwara said a gradual systemic failure has led to the sorry state they have now found themselves with respect to the quality of their teachers. It will be good to be extra careful and vigilante in order to reverse that trend. This is not an indictment of the poster, but it is a call to pay more attention to what and who is teaching what in our schools.

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Krayola.

Haba - in fact the guy is an headless chicken.

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@ Tayo-d,  what do you really have to prove? Someone posted a question,  she was not asking you for a job. If you were sincerely concerned about her command of the English language you could have politely corrected her,  u know, something constructive. And then you read one post and automatically assume that your arrogance had such an impact on the poster, that in shame she created a new user-name just to escape your wrath. Get over yourself,  the only thing more appalling than your arrogance is the conviction with which you defend it.

Since we are making judgments here I suggest you get a little psychotherapy. I think you were over-coerced as a child. You know, your mummy and daddy flogging you for not getting all A1s, and scolding you for not chewing your food long enough, or making you feel like a failure every time you made a honest mistake. Deal with it before you inflict the same punishment on your children and continue this vicious cycle.

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Tayo- D

You are a kangaroo.

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The attitude of some members of this forum is unbecoming and unwholesome and is making the site uninteresting. While it is right to correct somebody where he/she goes wrong, it should'nt be done by way of assulting and castigating the person. arrogance portrays uncivility and illiteracy in a person even if that person claims to be educated. Please let our education manifest in our approach to issues and in the way we interact with one another. Thank you.

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The OP posted only 3 (THREE) times . . . out of the 3 posts you could only pull out ONE CASE where she pluralised wrongly . . . and you call it a "fundamental flaw"?

So because she's an english teacher she's expected to write on informal forums with perfect syntax? Are we grading posts now?

Precisely what i said. Writing "am" when you meant to write "i'm" is a common mistake. Note also that this only happened ONCE.

Perhaps you people correcting her need to return to english classes yourselves.

You said and i quote - "there is nothing like[i] you lot[/i]" . . . well from the Websters dictionary again -

4[b] informal a [count] chiefly Brit [/b]: all the members of a group of people —usually singular ▪ Do you know the lot [=bunch, crowd] that hang around the arcade? ▪ That lot will never amount to anything! They're a thoroughly bad lot. ▪ Pipe down, the (whole) lot of you. = Pipe down, you lot. ◊In British English, a person who is not liked is sometimes described as a bad lot. ▪ He may be a bit wild, but he's not a bad lot once you get to know him. b the lot : all the things of a group ▪ They sell tuxedos, business suits, casual wear…the lot. ▪ This one's the best of the lot.

"Sorry lot" and "bad lot" are NOT used differently like you said . . . the use of the word "lot" is clearly the same in both cases as it refers to a collection of people.

But you dont know . . . she didnt specify that . . . you're only assuming so as to force your own point.

The difference between "meeting" and meet" is whether it is used as a verb or noun or a simple "ing". Common error that the poster could easily rectify. There are worse english blunders out there.

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Thanks man! i visit here a lot because i like reading posts from smart people like Davidylan, Debosky , kobo, smthing and  some others. And at the risk of joining issues with that thing calling himself Tayo-D. He should know that it's not all about the intent , rather the approach. He should learn that you can still bring notice to peoples mistake and still get a thank you response from the other party instead of trying to show how good he was when he was only being a 33 yr old brat, i couldn't believe his age after checking out his profile , he had been acting and talking like a teenager. Someone (Davidylan) with a better and wider grasp of the english  language is advising you to broaden your horizon.

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Simple error that is very frequent from pretty much every poster . . . the only problem is the "s" placed after "pay".

You dont need the "?" . . . this is an informal forum. Most times i skip it.

- The first one was wrong - "am" should be "i'm" . . . and i already mentioned that.

- "like you lot" is CORRECT. Please expand your vocabulary. Example - I'm amused by you lot.

from the Websters Dictionary - 4. A separate portion; a number of things taken collectively;

      all objects sold in a single purchase transaction; as, a

      lot of stationery; -- colloquially, sometimes of people;

      as, a sorry lot; a bad lot.

- "I have a meet with the" is also CORRECT if meet is used as a noun there. Again expand your vocabulary . . . what if i said something like this . . . "i have an appointment at a high school meet"? Would that be wrong?

She may however have meant to say "meeting" and simply forgot to add the "ing".

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@Davidylan,

Need I say more?

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Where are they? I just took on Nosa-Henry's own post . . . i found only one error. Show us your own.

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@Davidylan,

Don't come here and disgrace me o. From the title of the thread which is now corrected, to every post made by the poster, you will find issues, and some consistent.

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A certain "Nosa-Henry" flagged this post as grammatically bad . . .

Dude . . . what was the problem with the red flags?

1. "been" there is the correct word and spelling to use.

2. "meaningful people" is correct in that context.

3. "am" is wrong - should have been i'm. Lets chalk that down to an error while rushing to type.

4. "meet" . . . could actually be correct if used as a noun. For instance . . . a sports meet.

She could have used "meeting" to make is sound more correct to those who only assume english words have just one meaning.

5. "head of school" . . . what was wrong with that?

I see a lot have jumped on the "bad grammar" bandwagon without even bothering to read through Immabel's posts at all.

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@Tayo-D

I knew you were silly, i just didn't realize how much. Before you accuse me of seeking attention, did you notice how long i have been on NL and how many posts i have? 22- that tells a lot about someone seeking attention- does it not?. I come on here mostly to read intelligent debate and exchanges. But i have issues with retards like you that make a profession of putting other people down. Clueless slowpoke talking about having a life. You have none!, lol

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I didnt see a lot wrong with immabel's posts. I think you're making a mountain out of a molehill.

Your own syntax, by the way, is much worse than that you're complaining about. For examples (in red):

1. Capitalizing "English" in the middle of a sentence?

2. "I thought it was funny. That's all." . . . sounds great while speaking but looks odd written . . . why did you put "that's all" in a separate sentence of its own? What does it mean?

3. Did you read thru the OPs posts at all? Methinks you never did, i'd actually like you to point out the alleged errors you are complaining about.

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@stalliontp,

Your post suggests you are nothing but an attention seeking dolt. I have done you more favor than you deserve by giving you 30 seconds of my life. Go back to what you know to do best - giving your gentials the attention you seek from others.

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Look if it was just one or two typos, who cares. Everyone makes them at some point, especially on an online forum. But someone posts asking information on a position as the Head of an English Department for what's sure to be an expensive school and her (or his) syntax is wrong, grammar structure is wrong, her (or his) English sounds like some yahoo yahoo boy trying to figure out some new scam.

I thought it was funny. That's all. I don't much care but with the supposed level of education the original poster has, it doesn't take anything to compose a correct sentence. I might have some typos in this post but this took me 2 mins to write and I don't even have as much education as I assume the poster should

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Every reasonable person knows that every topic, though with a central theme could snow ball into something else.  That is what has happened here. I will ordinarily not begrudge you for your repsonse if not that you did not apply the same rule to yourself.  You responded to my post and failed to see that I did same to another's.  What a joke.

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Thanks Joxiri for the nice response to Tayo D. Someone should tell the guy to get off his high horse and like someone rightly pointed out- this is more of a Nigerian thing ,always wanting to speak better english than the English and we can see where that has taken us. yoruba, ibo and hausa languages have been so bastardized, we cant speak our indigenous languages very well neither will we be absolute Masters in the art of speaking a foreign language no matter your level of grammatical construct Mr Tayo D. The poster was apparently in a relaxed mode and just expressing herself and you on the other hand were busy picking at whatever you can pick at and you even look idiotic at some point because you were trying to correct things she rightly said which are mostly common slangs.

I  have had the privilege of being taught by some of the smartest professors in the field of experimental mechanics and you know what Mr Tayo D? these guys are mostly Asians and Indians and their command of the English Language according to you will be appalling, these are guys that are being revered here in the U.S because of their contributions to their research field. Pls. go get a head, dumbass!

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i think Tayo-d is absolutely correct.In ur field,u should exercise the patience to correct mistakes and in this case her sentence construction is flawed.while i think the hammer might be a little bit hard,i also think it served its purpose.

this is a forum so u are entitled to write anyhw u deem fit but when u claim to be a teacher of any subject,then u gotta play the part.period

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U guys are complaining of gramatical errors when someone is trying to seek your opinion on a personal issue. It only shows u dont have a good sense of humour, even if the poster made a mistake, your correction was to harsh for such a polite post. U need to watch your attitude, because people with such act dont go far, I pray you do.

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Tayo - D

YOU ARE A GOAT

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@Tayo-D No offence meant oo but you b CASE!!!!

File! File, Filayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy FILE! Its don jazzy agaiN!

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@ tayo D

this is a blogging forum if people cant feel free to express themselves here where can they? seems like you dont even live in nigeria, "may be a wrong assumption" but her standard of english has not got anything to do with this thread, if you are interested in improving english standards then go to nigeria

All she wants is some advice almost 70% of the threads on this site never reply straightforward to a topic all she wants is some advice people should not criticise her english, are the people employing her silly or what they will always find ut f she is crap

I am just frustrated at how people never answer a ? directly on this forum all they do is criticise something about a topic. these are the attributes that hold nigerians back. If people dont have a response to the topic they should not talk just keep quiet and let people with reasoable and constructive responses reply,

People are arguing abt standard of english, the poster has not even been back like she really cares what you think about her standard of english.

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wtf!!! One of those smelling threads, gat better thangs to read

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una don chop bellefull abi?

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@topic,

I get lost when discussions go beyond issues and turn to an egoistic attack on personalities.  Someone started this thread with a simple question, and others have responded addressing that issue. Beyond that is the fact that another noticed the grammatical errors and terrible construct of the Poster's english.  This will ordinarily not be much of a problem if the Poster was applying to lecture mathematics. But that is not the case.

I provided links here to show why I am concerned about the Poster taking up a teaching job in naija. It has nothing to do with her person but on a broader topic of the standard of education in the country.  At what point do we call for an uncompromising minimum standards from those that should teach the next generation?  Of course this does not matter to others on this forum.  That our Universities now produce Graduates who cannot read or write English makes no difference to them.

I still stand by everything I have written here. To those who think typographical and spelling errors are the same as the inability to construct good english, I leave you to your folly.  May you be blessed with more of the same.

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But the poster is not online , and we can still answer her question without proof reading ,

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After my response to the lady's questions, I was almost chewed up by a responder. I suggested she negotiates for a minimum of N500k or 2000 pounds but was told I was giving cheap advice. Now someone has suggested $2000 - 7500. This translates to N360k minimum if exchange is pegged at N180 to the dollar. This happens to be the only post that addresses the lady's question. Others have been busy scrutinizing her English and other unrelated issues as if they are her potential employers. The truth of the matter is she will get the job whether or not her English is terrible. The mere fact that she is returning from the UK will sell her. Nigerian proprietors will employ an American or British 'goat' to head or run their schools rather than employ qualified Nigerians who have great skills. I write from experience. I once worked in an international school as principal and for seven years I gave my all to the job and got wonderful results (70% + Distinctions in WAEC year in year out and without any form of cheating). But my employer wanted to be like other 'nations' and decided to bring Americans and Britons to supervise the schools. I resigned and left because I felt only few very good Americans and Britons will live the comfort and security of their nations to come to a disorganized land like ours to work. Sorry if I sound unpatriotic, but that is the truth the way I see it. Of course she went ahead and brought them in but none of them spent more than a month before running back. Before one of them left she prepared a newsletter to parents that was so full of bad English that it had to se sent to the Nigerian Head of English Dept for correction!

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