Since the lock down imposed by Federal Government had started in order to curb the widespread of corona virus in the country, every sectors in the country had been crumbled including all private schools.
The standard of living of Nigerians have gone down drastically beyond normal. Many people have lost their jobs, some companies have closed their businesses and all private school teachers are finding life very difficult to cope with.
It could be recall last four(4) months ago when schools shut down in compliance to the directives of Ministry of education signed by Federal Government. It was a very bad news to private school as most of the schools were writing their exams, while others were compiling pupils/students’ results.
The whole things then look like it will soon be over, but it’s been over 4 months ago now that all these drama started, and all private school teachers have not be paid ever since then. Unlike their counterparts in public schools who are paid by the government whether they go to work or not. No private school owners would be able to pay teachers when pupils/students are not in school. There is no other places they will generate money to pay teachers.
When it comes to salary scales of Private schools, the salaries are not the same. It is based on the owner of the schools, that is to say, not all teachers that are paid the same salaries in private schools, even though they are using the same qualifications.
Initially when Federal Government announced re-opening of schools for graduating students starting from primary 6, JSS3 and SS3 classes, many private school teachers were happy to hear the good news. They see this as a hope of surviving again after months of no salary. They were so eager to resume back to their various work.
It’s so bad that all hope were cut short when Federal Government rescinded its initial decision to re-open schools.
Private school teachers have been suffering from this predicament since the means of livelihood have been compromised abruptly , and no package relief or help seems to be coming forth from anywhere.
In my own opinion, I will suggest that Federal Government should pay all private school teachers the sum of N30,000 monthly pending the time school reopens.