Lecturers in Nigeria are averagely or moderately paid. Just like other teachers in Nigeria, their salaries aren’t so great; however, the salaries can help you go by. In case you’re interested in the salary structure of Nigerian Lecturers, this post is for you.
We’ll be breaking down the different levels of growth and advancement of lecturers in Nigeria. With this post, you’ll know the salaries of the different grades and levels of lecturers in the country.
The Different Levels and Grades of Lecturers in Nigeria
There are different levels and grade of lecturers according to the experience and education of these people. If you are employed as a fresh graduate from undergraduate studies, you are employed as Graduate Assistant. If you have Master’s degree certificate and a PhD in view, you are employed as Lecturer II. Finally, if you are employed as a PhD holder with some experience and papers published, you are employed as Lecturer I.
Finally, when you have PhD, several years of experience, and several publications and research to your name, you qualify as a Senior Lecturer or Reader. Then, what of a professor? What can you do to be a professor in Nigeria?
How to be a Professor in Nigeria or Fastest Way to be a Professor in Nigeria?
You are only qualified to be a professor in Nigeria after a long or semi-long period of studies, research, publications, and teaching. You need to have completed your PhD, published several high-impact articles, and taught for a number of time before you are made a professor.
So, if your goal is to be a professor in Nigeria or anywhere else in the world, you should start very early in the process. You need to start from your Year 1 as an undergraduate by working hard and reading a lot. You should graduate with nothing less than 4.0/5 in your undergraduate studies. Then, move on to Master’s degree program immediately.
In your master’s degree program, you shouldn’t make less than distinction, and struggle to be the best in the program. In addition to that, you need to write an excellent thesis and begin your research and publication of papers. When you are done, go for PhD, and start applying for lecturing jobs.
When you get the lecturing job, you need to also be researching, publishing, teaching, and carrying out your PhD. You intensify your teaching after your PhD, and publish more and more. This is how you can be a professor in about 12 – 20 years after your undergraduate studies graduation.
The Salary Structure of Nigerian Lecturers
1. Graduate Assistant
Graduate Assistant also known as GA are paid 1,400,000 naira annually, and that’s about 116,000 naira monthly.
2. Lecturer II
Lecturer II are paid about 1,650,000 naira annually, and this is 137,000 naira monthly.
3. Lecturer I
Lecturer II are paid 2,080,000 naira annually, and that’s about 173,000 naira monthly.
4. Senior Lecturer
Senior Lecturers are paid about 3,092,000 naira annually, and this is about 257,000 monthly.
Readers or lecturers who are at the Readers grade or level are paid 3,770,000 naira annually, and this is about 314,000 naira monthly.
Professors in Nigeria are paid about 4,580,000 naira annually on tbe averagely, and this is about 381,000 naira monthly.
This is the salary structure of Nigerian lecturers.